|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||CY|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-3|
|Nearby scientific data||Find additional scientific data near this location|
|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.|
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?|
|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 commentsThis 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).
Brooks, A.H., 1907, The Alaskan mining industry in 1906: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 314-A, p. 19-39.
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.
Lyle, W.M., 1973, Geologic and mineral evaluation of the Charley River drainage, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Alaska Open-File Report 28, 7 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1938, Gold placers of the Fortymile, Eagle, and Circle districts, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 897-C, p. 133-261.
Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1942, Tertiary deposits of the Eagle-Circle district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 917-D, p. 213-264.
National Park Service, 1990, Final environmental impact statement, volume 1, Mining in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska: National Park Service, Anchorage, Alaska, p. 36-44.
Prindle, L.M., 1913, A geologic reconnaissance of the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 538, 82 p.
|Reporters||C.E. Cameron (ADGGS)|
|Last report date||4/7/2000|