Shamrock 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 A-3
Latitude 65.015
Longitude -145.423
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Location and accuracy The location is the approximate center of a discontinous placered area about three quarters of a mile long along Shamrock Creek. Shamrock Creek is a tributary to the Middle Fork, Chena River.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock is schist of Paleozoic and/or Precambrian(?) age (Eberlein and others, 1977, p. 24). Placer gold has been mined. Small scale suction dredge used in 1980. Years of known activity are 1924, 1938 to 1939, 1966, 1968 to 1972, and 1976 (Menzie and others, 1983, p. 51).
Geologic map unit (-145.425410227772, 65.014615917693)
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 suction dredge used in 1980. Years of known activity are 1924, 1938 to 1939, 1966, 1968 to 1972, and 1976 (Menzie and others, 1983, p. 51).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Mining has been reported (see workings/exploration); however, amount of production is unknown.

Additional comments

See also Palmer Creek, ARDF no. CI044 and Van Culers Bar, ARDF no. CI087.

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