Fryingpan Creek

Prospect, 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-4
Latitude 65.311
Longitude -145.557
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Location and accuracy Location is approximate site of claims in 1977, NW1/4 NE1/4 sec. 33, T. 6 N., R. 11 E. Fryingpan Creek is a tributary to Birch Creek.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Four to five ft of pay gravel lies underneath 15 ft of overburden. Depth to schist bedrock is about 20 ft (Ellsworth and Parker, 1911). Good gold values were reported by prospectors in the winter of 1910-1911 (Ellsworth and Parker, 1911). Production by Paul Manuel was reported in the 1990s but the quantities are unknown.
Geologic map unit (-145.559443130083, 65.3106178923517)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Prospect hole about 20 ft deep, 1909-1910 (Ellsworth and Parker, 1911).
Indication of production Undetermined
Production notes Production by Paul Manuel in the 1990s; quantities unknown.

Additional comments

An access road to placer operations was completed in the mid-1980s.