|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||DN|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-1|
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|Location and accuracy||Marten Creek is a southeast-flowing tributary of Crooked Creek. It enters Crooked Creek about 1.2 miles above the confluence of Little Caribou Creek and Crooked Creek. The location of this placer prospect is about 0.35 mile north of the center of section 3, T. 13 S., R. 15 W., Fairbanks Meridian. It marks the approximate position of mining claims (Heiner and Porter, 1972, KX 66-66; Hawley and Associates, 1978).|
Marten Creek rises on the east flank of the Kantishna Hills. The uppermost 1 1/2 miles of the creek is in a steep canyon largely cut in Birch Creek Schist. About 1 1/2 miles above its confluence with Crooked Creek, the valley of Marten Creek opens out and the creek flows with reduced gradient into Crooked Creek. The lower part of Marten Creek flows through Keevey Peak Formation (Hawley and Associates, 1978, fig. 4.1-A(2)).There is little public information about the gold placer deposit in Marten Creek. The deposit was located in the early 1900s, probably shortly after the discovery of gold in Chitsia Creek (DN008).
|Geologic map unit||(, )|
|Mineral deposit model||Au-PGE placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Holocene.|
|Workings or exploration||Claims were located in Marten Creek shortly after 1900 (Heiner and Porter, 1972).|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Some gold may have been recovered during prospecting in about1904-1906.
Additional commentsThis site is in Denali National Park and Preserve.
Hawley, C. C. and Associates, Inc, 1978, Mineral appraisal of lands adjacent to Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 24-78, 275 p. (paged by sections).
Heiner, L.E., and Porter, Eve, 1972, Alaska Mineral Properties, volume 2: University of Alaska, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report 24, 669 p.
|Last report date||5/7/2001|