Homestake Creek

Mine, 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 65.41
Longitude -146.203
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Location and accuracy The coordinates are for the approximate midpoint of Homestake Creek, which is a tributary of Charity Creek,which in turn is a tributary of Faith Creek.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold reportedly was discovered in an approximately 8-foot-thick gravel deposit at a schist-granite porphyry contact (Prindle, 1910, p. 209; Ellsworth and Parker, 1911, p. 157). Worked by small-scale hydraulic and hand methods in the early 1900s. No mining is reported in the literature after 1912 (Menzie and others, 1983). Prospecting conducted by Dick MacIntosh in 1987 to 1988 but no mining was reported (C.J. Freeman, oral communication, 1998).
Geologic map unit (-146.205468329554, 65.4096074575539)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Worked by small-scale hydraulic and hand methods in the early 1900s. No mining is reported in the literature after 1912 (Menzie and others, 1983). Prospecting conducted by Dick MacIntosh in 1987 to 1988 but no mining was reported (C.J. Freeman, oral communication, 1998).
Indication of production Yes; small

Additional comments

See also Charity Creek, ARDF no. CI011, Faith Creek, ARDF no. CI018 and Hope Creek, ARDF no. CI026.

References

MRDS Number A012230

References

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