Yankee Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Sn
Ore minerals cassiterite; gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-3
Latitude 65.549
Longitude -145.492
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Location and accuracy The location is the site of a mining camp set up near the mouth of Yankee Creek in 1932. Yankee Creek is a tributary of Porcupine Creek.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold and cassiterite occur in placers near the mouth of the creek.
The source of the gold and cassiterite is believed by miners to be the mineralized zone on Porcupine Dome (Burand, 1968, p. 29). Yankee Creek was mined intermittently through 1981 (Menzie and others, 1983, p. 53).
Geologic map unit (-145.494467997728, 65.548625100786)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Yankee Creek was mined intermittently through 1981 (Menzie and others, 1983, p. 53).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Mining has been reported (see Workings/exploration); however, amount of production is unknown.

Additional comments

See also Porcupine Creek, ARDF no. CI046.

References