Gold Run

Mine, 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 C-4
Latitude 64.5927
Longitude -142.7895
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Location and accuracy Gold Run is a small west tributary of Slate Creek. The location of placer gold mining is not reported; the coordinates are near an old cabin about 2.5 miles upstream of the mouth of the creek, in section 6, T. 4 S., R. 25 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Gold Run is locality 25 of Burleigh and Lear (1994), locality 32 of Eberlein and others (1977), and locality 42 of Cobb (1972 [MF-393]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks along Gold Run are Paleozoic quartzite and micaceous, schistose quartzite (Prindle, 1913). At the head of Gold Run, there is a northeast-trending fault that separates metamorphic rocks to the southeast from Tertiary to Cretaceous conglomerate to the northwest (Foster, 1976). Just southeast of the fault, there is a small area of Tertiary to Mesozoic basalt or gabbro; northwest of the fault the sedimentary rocks have been intruded by Tertiary felsic volcanic rocks (Foster, 1976). Foster and Clark (1970) suggested the Tertiary(?) bedrock is the source for placer gold in Gold Run. The depth of the gravels is about 12 feet, and quartz is abundant (Brooks, 1905). Mining occurred on Gold Run in 1904 (Brooks, 1905). Foster and Clark (1970) reported Gold Run produced a considerable amount of placer gold.
Geologic map unit (-142.791811586862, 64.5923558797264)
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 Brooks (1905) reported mining on Gold Run in 1904.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Foster and Clark (1970) reported Gold Run produced a considerable amount of placer gold.


MRDS Number A015144


Reporters M.B. Werdon; R.L. Flynn
Last report date 5/1/2002