Alice Gulch

Mine, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CY
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 65.29
Longitude -143.16
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Location and accuracy Alice Gulch is located on a northeast-flowing tributary that joins Mineral Creek about one mile southeast of Woodchopper Creek. It is location 4 of Cobb (1972; MF-390). Alice Gulch is about half a mile long; the location is arbitrarily placed at the approximate midpoint of the stream, in section 2, T. 5 N., R. 21 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate within a quarter of a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Alice Gulch is a tributary of Mineral Creek (CY020), where some productive mining prior to 1912 has been reported (Prindle and Mertie, 1912). Alice Gulch is underlain by Cretaceous to Tertiary sedimentary rocks (Dover and Miyaoka, 1988). As at Fourth of July Creek (CY015), Coal Creek (CY006), and Woodchopper Creek (CY038), the source of gold is probably gravels derived from Tertiary conglomerate (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-632]).
Geologic map unit (-143.162393186901, 65.2896676708208)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface exploration and prospecting has taken place, and there was some small production prior to 1912. More recent activity is not known.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes The only reported production was prior to 1912.

Additional comments

See also Mineral Creek (CY020). This site lies within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

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