Hutchinson Creek

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 B-3
Latitude 64.3184
Longitude -142.3127
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Location and accuracy Hutchinson Creek is a southwest tributary of the North Fork of the Fortymile River. Placer workings on Hutchinson Creek are present near the mouth of Montana Creek in section 12, T. 7 S., R. 27 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate. Hutchinson Creek is locality 30 of Burleigh and Lear (1994), locality 34 of Eberlein and others (1977), and locality 44 of Cobb (1973 [MF-393]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks along Hutchinson Creek are Paleozoic amphibolite-facies schist, quartzite, marble, gneiss, and amphibolite; they have been intruded by Mesozoic pyroxenite and hornblendite. Scattered Tertiary shallow intrusive and volcanic rocks are also present (Foster, 1976).
Five men were mining gold on Hutchinson Creek and its tributaries in 1910 (Prindle, 1913). Foster and Clark (1970) collected 32 stream-sediment and rock samples in the Hutchinson Creek drainage in 1968; they detected silver in 16 samples and zinc in 27 samples. Several tributaries of Hutchinson Creek produced placer gold, including Montana Creek (EA067) and Confederate Creek (EA068). WGM Inc. conducted a reconnaissance of streams draining Mount Warbelow in 1978 by panning concentrates from stream sediments. Arctic Resources Inc. panned stream sediments from tributaries of Hutchinson Creek tributaries in 1981 for gold (WGM Inc., 1998 [DLR 98-10]).
Geologic map unit (-142.314997167267, 64.3180630874204)
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 Five men were mining gold on Hutchinson Creek and its tributaries in 1910 (Prindle, 1913). Foster and Clark (1970) collected 32 stream sediment and rock samples in the Hutchinson Creek drainage in 1968; they detected silver in 16 samples, and zinc in 27 samples. Several tributaries of Hutchinson Creek produced placer gold, including Montana Creek (EA067) and Confederate Creek (EA068). WGM Inc. conducted a reconnaissance of streams draining Mount Warbelow in 1978 by panning concentrates from stream sediments. Arctic Resources Inc. panned stream sediments from tributaries of Hutchinson Creek tributaries in 1981 for gold (WGM Inc., 1998 [DLR 98-10]).
Indication of production Yes; small

References

MRDS Number A015147

References

WGM Inc., 1998, Veta property, 1997 annual report, volume 1: Doyon, Ltd. Report 98-10, 227 p. (Report held by Doyon, Ltd., Fairbanks, Alaska).
Reporters M.B. Werdon; R.L. Flynn
Last report date 5/1/2002