Eagle Creek

Prospects, 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 65.13
Longitude -142.27
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Location and accuracy Eagle Creek is a northwest-flowing tributary of Washington Creek. It joins Washington Creek about 1 mile downstream of the Dome Creek junction. Eagle Creek is about 5 miles long. The coordinates are for the center of mining activity along Eagle Creek, in section 33, T. 4 N., R. 27 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian, although placer mining and prospecting probably took place along the length of the creek. The location is accurate to within 1 mile. This creek is located within Doyon, Limited selected or conveyed land.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold was first found in Eagle Creek in 1907. The creek has been prospected but was never mined (Lyle, 1973).
The bedrock in the Eagle 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 (Lyle, 1973; Dover and Miyaoka, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-142.272356127527, 65.1296854594644)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Tertiary - Quaternary?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Placer gold was first found in Eagle Creek in 1907. The creek has been prospected but never mined (Lyle, 1973).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This placer prospect lies on Doyon, Limited selected or conveyed land. For more information, contact Doyon, Limited. See also Washington Creek (CY035), Nugget Creek (CY023), Dome Creek (CY009), and Surprise Creek (CY031).



Reporters C.E. Cameron (ADGGS)
Last report date 4/7/2000