Traverse Creek

Occurrence, 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 B-2
Latitude 65.39
Longitude -144.712
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Location and accuracy The location is the junction of Traverse Creek and Harrison Creek, NW1/4 SW1/4 sec. 32, T. 7 N., R. 15 E.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock underlying Traverse Creek 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. Gold can be panned from the gravel in Traverse Creek, but the drainage has a steep gradient and contains little gravel (Yeend, 1991).
Geologic map unit (-144.714437152578, 65.3896368598326)
Mineral deposit model Gold placer deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Indication of production None



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