|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||EA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-4|
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|Location and accuracy||Arctic Creek is a small west tributary of Flume Creek. The location of placer gold mining on Arctic Creek is uncertain; the coordinates are about 1 mile upstream of the mouth of the creek, in section 5, T. 1 N., R. 26 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Arctic Creek is within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Arctic Creek is locality 1 of Burleigh and Lear (1994).|
Geologic descriptionThe rocks in the upper part of Arctic Creek are Paleozoic quartz-mica schist and greenschist (Foster, 1976); the lower mile consists of quartz-graphite schist (Clark and Foster, 1969). A northwest-trending belt of Paleozoic greenstone with small serpentinized ultramafic bodies crosses upper Arctic Creek. Very little is known about the placer activity on Arctic Creek, but Ellsworth and Davenport (1913) reported that (as of 1912) the only valuable placers in the Flume Creek drainage were near the mouth of Flume Creek (EA 113) and on Arctic Creek.
|Geologic map unit||(-142.512938743885, 64.936470066242)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Ellsworth and Davenport (1913) reported that (as of 1912) the only valuable placers in the Flume Creek drainage were near the mouth of Flume Creek (EA008) and on Arctic Creek.|
|Indication of production||None|
Burleigh, R.E., and Lear, K.G., 1994, Compilation of data for Phase I of the mineral resource evaluation of the Bureau of Land Management Black River and Fortymile subunits: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 48-94, 116 p.
Clark, S.H.B., and Foster, H.L., 1969, Preliminary geologic map of the Eagle D-2 and D-3 quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 69-43, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
Cobb, E.H., 1977, Summary of references to mineral occurrences in the Eagle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-845, 122 p.
Ellsworth, C.E., and Davenport, R.W., 1913, Placer mining in the Yukon-Tanana region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 542-F, p. 203-222.
|Reporters||R.L. Flynn; M.B. Werdon|
|Last report date||5/1/2002|