Arctic Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale EA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 64.9368
Longitude -142.5106
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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 setting

Geologic description

The 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.

Production and reserves

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

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