Champion 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 C-2
Latitude 64.5411
Longitude -141.9578
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Location and accuracy Champion Creek is a 20-mile-long east tributary of the North Fork of the Fortymile River. The location of prospecting on Champion Creek is not reported; the coordinates are arbitrarily placed about 5 miles upstream of the mouth of the creek, in section 29, T. 4 S., R. 29 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Champion Creek is locality 23 of Burleigh and Lear (1994).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks along the lower half of Champion Creek consist predominantly of Paleozoic quartz-mica schist and greenschist; along the upper portions of the creek, the rocks are mostly Paleozoic biotite schist, quartzite and marble that have been intruded by Tertiary or Mesozoic granitic rocks (Foster, 1976). Quaternary terrace deposits are present along the lower portion of Champion Creek.
Powers (1935) reported that miners prospecting for placer gold on Champion Creek found low-grade pay. The Champion I (EA048), Champion II (EA049), East Champion (EA047), and North Champion (EA046) prospects are base-metal and gold lode prospects in the Champion Creek drainage.
Geologic map unit (-141.960120882404, 64.540762194032)
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 Powers (1935) reported that miners prospecting for placer gold on Champion Creek found low-grade pay.
Indication of production None

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