Flat Creek

Mines, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CY
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 65.1
Longitude -142.7
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Location and accuracy Flat Creek is a tributary of the Charley River; their confluence is in T. 4 N., R. 24 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Flat Creek is about 10 miles long. The exact location of placer mining along Flat Creek is not known. Coordinates have been arbitrarily placed at the approximate midpoint of the creek in section 18, T. 3 N., R. 25 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 10 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Flat Creek was reported as a placer gold prospect in 1915 by Brooks (1915). The bedrock in the upper half of Flat Creek is Precambrian or Paleozoic, medium- to high-grade pelitic schist; the lower half is underlain by Cretaceous to Tertiary sedimentary rocks (Dover and Miyaoka, 1988). The likely source of gold in other creeks in the area (Fourth of July Creek (CY015), Coal Creek (CY006), and Woodchopper Creek (CY038)) is the Tertiary conglomerate (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-632]).
Geologic map unit (-142.702358932037, 65.0996728184631)
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 Prospecting along Flat Creek first began in 1915, and some gold was found (Brooks, 1915).
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

This site is within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

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