|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||CI|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-3|
|Nearby scientific data||Find additional scientific data near this location|
|Location and accuracy||The coordinates are for the approximate center of the lowermost of two placered areas on the creek. Both areas are about 1,500 to 2,000 ft long. Palmer Creek is a tributary to the Middle Fork of the Chena River.|
Numerous quartz and calcite veinlets that cut the quartzitic and phyllitic country rock have been considered the source of gold by some workers (Menzie and others, 1983, p. 50).During mining operations in 1941 most of the concentrates consisted of scheelite (Joesting, 1942, p. 41). No granitic rocks are known in the drainage area and there are no igneous rocks in the stream gravels, so the scheelite probably occurs in some of the numerous quartz stringers in the schist country rock (Joesting, 1942, p. 41).
|Geologic map unit||(-145.472412486872, 65.0136145938229)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Workings or exploration||Surface mining in 1937 to 1941 or later (Lampright, 1996, p. 73).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||Mining has been reported (see workings/exploration); however, amount of production is unknown.|
Additional commentsSee also Van Curlers Bar, ARDF no. CI087 and Shamrock Creek, ARDF no. CI052.
|MRDS Number||A012240; D002678|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-391, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-633, 72 p.
Joesting, H.R., 1942, Strategic mineral occurrences in interior Alaska: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Pamphlet 1, 50 p.
Lampright, R.L., 1996, Gold placer deposits near Fairbanks Alaska--An inventory of the gold placer mines, prospects, and deposits located within the Big Delta Charley River, Circle, Eagle, Fairbanks, and Livengood quadrangles: Nederland, Colorado, Iron Fire Publications, Anchorage, Alaska, 135 p.
Menzie, W.D., Foster, H.L., Tripp, R.B., and Yeend, W.E., 1983, Mineral resource assessment of the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-170-B, 61 p., 1 sheet, 1:250,000.
Smith, P.S., 1939, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1937: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 910-A, p. 1-113.
Smith, P.S., 1939, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1938: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 917-A, p. 1-113.
|Reporters||C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer, A.S. Clements (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||9/9/1998|