Fish 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 B-4
Latitude 64.3696
Longitude -142.7636
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Location and accuracy Fish Creek is a small south tributary of the Middle Fork of the Fortymile River. The location of placer gold prospecting on Fish Creek is not reported; the coordinates are about 3 miles upstream of the mouth of the creek, in section 27, T. 6 S., R. 25 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Fish Creek is locality 26 of Burleigh and Lear (1994).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks along Fish Creek consist of Paleozoic quartz-mica schist, greenschist, biotite schist, quartzite, and marble that have been intruded by Mesozoic hornblende granodiorite and Tertiary felsic igneous rocks (Foster, 1976). Prospecting occurred on Fish Creek in 1912 (Ellsworth and Davenport, 1913). Texas Creek (see EA061) is a tributary of Fish Creek that was prospected for placer gold.
Geologic map unit (-142.765896985902, 64.3692558963839)
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 Prospecting occurred on Fish Creek in 1912 (Ellsworth and Davenport, 1913).
Indication of production None