Sorrels Creek

Prospect, 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-6
Latitude 65.133
Longitude -146.845
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The location is the approximate middle reach of Sorrels Creek above the Elliot Creek/Sorrels Creek confluence. Sorrels Creek is a tributary of the Little Chena River. Gold sampling has occurred all along Sorrels Creek (R. Hughes, oral commun., 1998).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in the Sorrels Creek drainage is mafic schist in the upper
headwaters region and quartzite and quartzitic schists along the rest of
the creek (Foster and others, 1983). Gold sampling occurred all along
Sorrels Creek. In 1983, backhoe trenching and pits were excavated to a
depth of twelve feet. Gold was recovered in gold screw samples. There is
also evidence for old drift mines (R. Hughes, oral communication, 1998).
Geologic map unit (-146.847449304768, 65.1325904577874)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Gold sampling has occurred all along Sorrels Creek. In 1983, backhoe trenching and pits were excavated to a depth of twelve feet. Gold was recovered in gold screw samples. There is also evidence for old drift mines (R. Hughes, oral communication, 1998).
Indication of production None
Production notes There is evidence of old drift mines (R. Hughes, oral commun., 1998); however, amount of production is unknown.

References

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