Moose Creek (tributary to Mosquito Fork of the Fortymile River)

Prospect, Active?

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale EA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 64.1237
Longitude -142.268
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Location and accuracy Moose Creek is a small tributary that enters the Mosquito Fork of the Fortymile River about 4 miles north of the north summit of Taylor Mountain. The coordinates are placed at the mouth of Moose Creek, in section 16, T. 27 N., R. 16 E., of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate. There is another Moose Creek placer mine (EA085) in the Eagle B-1 quadrangle.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the Moose Creek area are Paleozoic amphibolite-facies metamorphic rocks that include paragneiss, amphibolite, schist, quartzite, marble, and orthogneiss (Foster, 1976). A small Tertiary to Mesozoic intrusion at the head of one of the forks of Moose Creek intrudes marble (Foster, 1976). Moose Creek was prospected for placer gold in the late 1990s, and some gold was found. Suction dredging along Mosquito Fork (see EA135) led to the discovery of gold at the mouth of Moose Creek (Sheldon Maier, oral communication, Jan. 2000).
Geologic map unit (-142.270280869919, 64.1233664439863)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Moose Creek was prospected for placer gold in the late 1990s, and some gold was found. Suction dredging along Mosquito Fork (see EA135) led to the discovery of gold at the mouth of Moose Creek (Sheldon Maier, oral communication, Jan. 2000).
Indication of production Undetermined

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