Rock 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 C-2
Latitude 67.54
Longitude -147.91
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Location and accuracy Rock Creek is a tributary to the Middle Fork Chandalar River. Its confluence with the Middle Fork is about 5 1/2 miles west-southwest of the west end of Ackerman Lake. Rock Creek heads against the head of Day Creek, a tributary to Big Creek. The reference point is plotted several miles upstream from the mouth of Rock Creek (sec. 2, T. 31 N., R. 2 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian), but the exact location of any prospecting that may have been done on this creek is not known. The location is accurate within a 1-mile radius.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Reed (1930, MR 31-4, p. 10) noted that encouraging prospects had been found in the early 1900s but that no mining had occurred and no prospecting was taking place at the time of his investigation. The area of Rock Creek is mapped as quartz-muscovite schist (Brosgé and Reiser, 1964). No other information is available.
Geologic map unit (-147.912734367182, 67.5396235595054)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None