King Creek

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-5
Latitude 67.46
Longitude -149.3
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Location and accuracy This site is approximately 1 1/2 miles south of the east end of Bob Johnson Lake (formerly Big Lake). The exact location along King Creek is indefinite; the reference point is the same as that for loc. 37 in DeYoung (1978). The location is accurate within a 1-mile radius.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

There is little descriptive information on this occurrence. Reed (1938) reported prospecting which reportedly found only small amounts of gold in a 70- to 75-foot shaft. A second shaft about 600 feet farther downstream from the first shaft reportedly found nothing.
Geologic map unit (-149.302739175263, 67.4595928794688)
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 Prospecting included at least two shafts. There are no further reports of mining.
Indication of production Undetermined