Sheridan Creek

Mine, Inactive

Alternative names

Sherdon Creek

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 65.58
Longitude -161.09
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Location and accuracy The Sheridan Creek placer mine is 0.8 mile upstream from the mouth of the creek. The map site is in section 14, T. 2 N., R. 12 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb, 1972 (MF-389), location 28.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock at the Sheridan Creek placer mine is mainly andesite tuffs and flows, and some basic intrusives. The gold is on bedrock and is accompanied by pyrite and magnetite in the concentrates. It assayed $19.20 an ounce (Harrington, 1919).
Geologic map unit (-161.092660953675, 65.5793326623902)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Indication of production Yes; small

Additional comments

Stream gradient approximately 150 feet per mile. No sign of recent work in 1964.


MRDS Number A015715


Reporters Anita Williams (Anchorage, AK)
Last report date 1/12/2000