|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||EA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-2|
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|Location and accuracy||Wilson Creek is a small southwest tributary of the North Fork of the Fortymile River; its mouth is about 5 miles upstream from the junction of the South Fork and North Fork of the Fortymile River. The location of placer gold prospecting on Wilson creek is not reported. The coordinates are about 1 mile upstream of the mouth of the creek ,in section 35, T. 7 S., R. 29 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within about 1 mile. Wilson Creek is locality 72 of Burleigh and Lear (1994).|
Geologic descriptionThe rocks along Wilson Creek are Paleozoic gneiss and amphibolite with local marble (Foster, 1976). Quaternary terrace-gravel deposits are extensive along the North Fork of the Fortymile River near the mouth of Wilson Creek. In the early 1900s prospecting on Wilson Creek found low-grade pay (Powers, 1935). Mining occurred on Joe Wilson Creek in 1935 (Smith, 1937).
|Geologic map unit||(-141.935496635317, 64.2600678616937)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||In the early 1900s prospectors on Wilson Creek found low-grade pay (Powers, 1935). Mining occurred on Joe Wilson Creek in 1935 (Smith, 1937).|
|Indication of production||None|
Burleigh, R.E., and Lear, K.G., 1994, Compilation of data for Phase I of the mineral resource evaluation of the Bureau of Land Management Black River and Fortymile subunits: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 48-94, 116 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Eagle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-393, 1:250,000 scale, 1 sheet.
Foster, H.L., 1976, Geologic map of the Eagle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series, Map 922, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Powers, J.B., 1935, Synopsis and history of early day mining and prospecting on the Fortymile River and its bars and low benches: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 60-2, 19 p.
|Reporters||M.B. Werdon; R.L. Flynn|
|Last report date||5/1/2002|