Dome Creek (tributary of Washington Creek)

Mine, Active

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CY
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 65.07
Longitude -142.37
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Location and accuracy Dome Creek flows north-northeast and joins Washington Creek near Strawberry Dome. The main mining and prospecting activity took place about 5 miles from the head of Dome Creek in section 24, T. 3 N., R. 26 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Prospecting and mining may have occurred along the creek in other places. The location is accurate to within 1 mile. This creek lies within Doyon, Limited selected or conveyed land.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Some placer mining took place at the head of Dome Creek prior to 1938 (Mertie, 1938). The bedrock in the Dome Creek drainage is composed of Cretaceous to Tertiary sandstone, conglomerate, and mudstone. The sedimentary rocks are poorly sorted and poorly consolidated, and the conglomerate contains well-rounded clasts (Dover and Miyaoka, 1988). The source of the gold is in gravels probably derived from these sedimentary rocks (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-632]).
Geologic map unit (-142.372350579238, 65.0696795889618)
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 Some placer mining took place at the head of Dome Creek prior to 1938 (Mertie, 1938).
Indication of production Yes
Production notes Placer production was probably small.

Additional comments

This creek lies within Doyon Limited selected or conveyed land. For more information, contact Doyon, Limited. See also Washington Creek (CY035), Nugget Creek (CY023), Eagle Creek (CY012), and Surprise Creek (CY031). This site is within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.