Canyon Creek

Mine, Undetermined

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-6
Latitude 67.5187
Longitude -149.6056
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy There is little information about placer mining along Canyon Creek but Kurtak and others (2002) reported mining in 2000 'near the narrows'. That feature is probably about 1.3 miles upstream from the mouth of Canyon Creek where the creek cuts through a low ridge. This location is about 0.5 mile north of the center of section 17, 32 N. R. 7 W.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

In his detailed list of the placer deposits of the Koyukuk area, Reed (1938) found no evidence of mining or prospecting on Canyon Creek. Kurtak and others (2002) reported claim staking in 1978 and 1982-1983, and mining in 1986 and 2000.
Geologic map unit (-149.608348888061, 67.5182886350587)
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 Apparently the first claims were staked in 1978; more were staked in 1982-1983; and there was placer mining in 1986 and 2000.
Indication of production Yes
Reserve estimates Probably none.
Production notes Some production in 1986 and 2000.

Additional comments

MAS No. 0020310115



Reporters D.J. Grybeck (Contractor, U.S. Geological Survey)
Last report date 4/18/2010