Dome Creek

Mine, Probably 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-1
Latitude 64.6288
Longitude -141.4073
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Location and accuracy Dome Creek is a small tributary of American Creek about 17 miles southwest of Eagle. The location of placer gold mining on Dome Creek is uncertain; the mine coordinates are arbitrarily placed about 1.5 miles upstream of the mouth of the creek, in section 30, T. 3 S., R. 31 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. There is another Dome Creek (EA079) in the Eagle B-1 quadrangle. Dome Creek is locality 20 of Burleigh and Lear (1994) and locality 39 of Cobb (1972 [MF-393]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the vicinity of Dome Creek are Paleozoic quartz-mica schist, greenschist, and local marble (Foster, 1976). Mining was reported on Dome Creek in several years from 1926 to 1937 (Smith, 1929; Smith, 1932; Smith, 1933 [B 836]; Smith, 1939 [B 910-A]). There has been considerable placer gold mining on American Creek (EA054) downstream of Dome Creek.
Geologic map unit (-141.409613306225, 64.628499466531)
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 Mining was reported on Dome Creek in several years from 1926 to 1937 (Smith, 1929; Smith, 1932; Smith, 1933 [B 836]; Smith, 1939 [B 910-A]).
Indication of production Yes

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