Dome Creek (tributary of Woodchopper Creek)

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 -143.37
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Location and accuracy Dome Creek is a northwest-flowing tributary of Woodchopper Creek, and it joins Woodchopper Creek about 2 miles downstream from the center of the major placer activity along Woodchopper Creek (CY038). Dome Creek is about 4 miles long. Geographic coordinates have been arbitrarily placed at the approximate midpoint of the creek, in section 31, T. 6 N., R. 22 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 3 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Dome Creek has produced a small amount of placer gold, derived from mostly eroded Cretaceous to Tertiary sedimentary rocks (Brabb and Churkin, 1969; Mertie, 1942; Dover and Miyaoka, 1988). All production was prior to 1938 (Mertie, 1942).
Geologic map unit (-143.372395669009, 65.2896627926771)
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 A small amount of placer gold was produced from Dome Creek prior to 1938 (Mertie, 1942).
Indication of production Yes

Additional comments

See also Woodchopper Creek (CY038) and Mineral Creek (CY020). This site is within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.