Charity Creek

Mines, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 65.412
Longitude -146.245
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The location given is the confluence of Homestake and Charity Creeks. The location of individual placer operations is unknown.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Charity Creek drains an area underlain by schist intruded by granite (Eberlein and others, 1977). Gravel is 6 to 8 feet deep with little overburden and the pay streak lies throughout the gravel as well as the upper 2 feet of bedrock (Menzie and others, 1983, p. 40). The richest ground was reported to be worth $10 per cubic yard (gold at $300 per troy oz) (Menzie and others, 1983, p. 40). Placer gold was mined by small-scale methods.
Geologic map unit (-146.247469292934, 65.4116066485405)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Mining occurred in 1979. Small-scale methods only.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Mining has been reported (see workings/exploration); however, amount of production is unknown.

Additional comments

See also Homestake Creek, ARDF no. CI025, and Faith Creek, ARDF no. CI018.


MRDS Number A012206


Reporters C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer, A.S. Clements (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 9/8/1998