Irish Gulch

Mines, 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 A-4
Latitude 65.1
Longitude -142.6
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The location of the Irish Gulch is not known. Cobb (1972 [MF-390]) reports that it may be within the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of the Charley River quadrangle, within the Circle mining district. Coordinates have been arbitrarily placed near the head of Maud Creek, in T. 3 N., R. 25 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

There was some placer gold found, but there is no record of mining along the creek (Mertie, 1942).
Geologic map unit (-142.602358217218, 65.0996755124503)
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 At some point prior to 1942, placer gold was found in the creek.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

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

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