Grouse Creek

Prospect, Probably inactive

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 Grouse Creek probably is now called Moore Creek, a northwest-flowing, 2-mile-long tributary of Woodchopper Creek (Brooks, 1907; Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-632]). It joins Woodchopper Creek in the southwest corner of T. 6 N., R. 21 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The exact location of prospecting on the creek is unknown. Coordinates given are for the approximate midpoint of Moore Creek in section 36, T. 6 N., R. 21 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. If Moore Creek is Grouse Creek, then the location is accurate to within one mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Brooks reported gold prospects along Grouse Creek in 1906 (1907). It may now be called Moore Creek (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-632]). The bedrock geology in the Moore Creek area is composed of Upper Devonian(?) conglomerate, which contains pebble- to boulder-size clasts of quartzite and multicolored chert, as well as interbedded quartz-chert-arenite and wacke. This unit has been mapped as the Step Conglomerate (Dover and Miyaoka, 1988).
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 Grouse Creek was prospected in 1906 (Brooks, 1907).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

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