Meinzer Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Th; U
Ore minerals gold; uranothorianite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-5
Latitude 65.78
Longitude -161.25
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Location and accuracy This prospect is approximately a half-mile below the head of Meinzer Creek. The map site is in section 6, T. 4 N., R. 12 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb, 1972 (MF-389), location 23.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock along Meinzer Creek is Upper Cretaceous to Lower Tertiary granitic rock which may contain uranium-bearing minerals. Uranothorianite was identified in a concentrate sample from stream gravels (Gault and others, 1953).
Geologic map unit (-161.252681067395, 65.779332604259)
Mineral deposit model Uranothorianite in stream-sediment concentrate.
Age of mineralization Late Cretaceous; Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Several stream-sediment samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1947 (Gault and others, 1953).
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

Creek at the headwaters falls approximately 500 feet mile.

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