Dictator Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 67.35
Longitude -148.19
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Location and accuracy Dictator Creek is a western tributary of Middle Fork Chandalar River, 13 to 14 miles southeast of Chandalar. The reference point is on the lower portion of the creek approximately 1 mile upstream from the mouth (sec. 10, T. 29 N., R. 3 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). The actual location of mining along the 5-mile length of this creek is unknown. Two claims staked in 1976 are near the reference point. The location is accurate within a 1-mile radius.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer mining was reported to have occurred in 1928 and 1933 and prospecting in 1930, but no other information is available (Cobb, 1976, OFR 76-340). The area is mapped as quartz-muscovite schist; a few small outcrop areas of intercalated greenschist are in the hills above the creek (Brosgé and Reiser, 1964).
Geologic map unit (-148.192708998021, 67.3496115468933)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Reed (1930) reported a 190-foot shaft that was flooded without reaching bedrock.
Indication of production Yes
Production notes Heiner and Wolff (1968) reported placer production from 1928 to 1930.

Additional comments

Probably only very minor production.


MRDS Number A012553


Heiner, L.E., and Wolff, E.N., eds., 1968, Mineral resources of northern Alaska, Final report, submitted to the NORTH Commission: University of Alaska, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 16, 306 p.
Reporters J.M. Britton (Anchorage)
Last report date 11/17/1999