Our 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 D-3
Latitude 67.76
Longitude -148.27
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is approximately 10 miles north of the north end of Squaw Lake. The reference point is on the lower reaches of Our Creek (sec. 20, T. 34 N., R. 3 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian), but the exact location of the occurrence is not known. The location is accurate within a 1-mile radius.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Reed (1930, MR 31-4) reported that very encouraging prospects had been found on Our Creek in the early days but that there was no report of any mining or any description of the deposit. Our Creek drains an area mapped as gneissic biotite granite (presumably part of the Baby Creek batholith), mica schist, calcareous schist and marble, and calc-silicate hornfels developed near the granitic rocks (Brosgé and Reiser, 1964).
Geologic map unit (-148.272760381334, 67.7596223828916)
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 Three(?) claims may have been located on the creek, but there is no information about any work on them.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

Alaska Kardex No. 031-141 (Kardex is a card file mining claim information system located at the State of Alaska DNR Public Information Center in Fairbanks).

References

MRDS Number 10307339

References

Maas, K.M., 1987, Maps summarizing land availability for mineral exploration and development in northern Alaska, 1986: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 10-87, 33 quadrangle overlays.
Reporters J.M. Britton (Anchorage)
Last report date 11/17/1999