Gold King

Occurrence, 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 67.48
Longitude -148.13
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The Gold King prospect is located somewhat imprecisely at an elevation of 3,700 ft about 1 1/2 miles northeast of the confluence of Day Creek and Big Creek (sec. 26, T. 31 N., R. 3 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). The location is accurate within a 2-mile radius.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Little information is available on this property except the description in Heiner and Wolff (1968) that it is a gold quartz property.
Geologic map unit (-148.132724981074, 67.4796171099834)
Mineral deposit model Low-sulfide Au-quartz veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a?).
Mineral deposit model number 36a?
Age of mineralization Middle Cretaceous(?) based on arguments by Dillon (1982) that the age of emplacement of the gold-bearing quartz veins of the Koyukuk and Chandalar districts was between the Neocomian metamorphism of the Devonian host rocks and their erosional unroofing and cooling in Albian time.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A three-stamp mill was reportedly built in 1910 (Heiner and Wolff, 1968).
Indication of production Undetermined



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