|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||CY|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-5|
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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 descriptionDome 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?|
|Workings or exploration||A small amount of placer gold was produced from Dome Creek prior to 1938 (Mertie, 1942).|
|Indication of production||Yes|
Additional commentsSee also Woodchopper Creek (CY038) and Mineral Creek (CY020). This site is within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.
Brabb, E.E., and Churkin, M.J., 1969, Geologic map of the Charley River quadrangle, east-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-573, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Charley River quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-390, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Charley River and Coleen quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-632, 45 p.
Dover, J.A., and Miyaoka, R.T., 1988, Reinterpreted geologic map and fossil data, Charley River quadrangle, east-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2004, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||C.E. Cameron (ADGGS)|
|Last report date||4/7/2000|