Rebel 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 C-3
Latitude 65.529
Longitude -145.433
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Location and accuracy The location is midway up Rebel Creek from its confluence with Bonanza Creek, about 2 miles ENE of the top of Porcupine Dome.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in the Bonanza Creek drainage is the Lower Schist unit described by Wiltse and others (1995) as a slightly calcareous quartz-muscovite schist, porphyroblastic-albite-quartz-chlorite-muscovite schist and lesser amounts of quartzose porphyroblastic-albite-chlorite schist. In the Bonanza Creek drainage, Freeman and others
(1988, p. 14), mapped precious metal mineralization, sulfide
mineralization, minor stockwork silicification and quartz-sericite-sulfide
alteration of Bonanza Creek sequence rocks which include metaquartzite,
pelitic calc-schist and metavolcanic schist. Detailed descriptions of
alteration were not completed for Rebel Creek.
During 1988 placer gold was examined from Rebel Creek just above its confluence with Bonanza Creek. The gold was very fresh and angular and was dominantly wire gold with some small nuggets. Flakes were distinctly absent (Freeman and others, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-145.435465025389, 65.5286255162038)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Small scale placer operations were active in the 1980s.
Indication of production Yes
Production notes Mining has been reported (see workings/exploration); however, amount of production is unknown.

References

References

Reporters C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer, A.S. Clements (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 9/14/1998