|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||EA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-2|
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|Location and accuracy||Buckskin Creek is about 9 miles north-northwest of Chicken; it drains eastward into the South Fork of the Fortymile River. The exact location of placer workings on Buckskin Creek is unknown, although a prospector indicated that there was pay gravel from the mouth of Fortyfive Pup for about 2 miles down Buckskin Creek (Mertie, 1938 ). The coordinates are arbitrarily placed on Buckskin Creek approximately 1 mile east of the mouth of Fortyfive Pup, in section 27, T. 8 S., R. 29 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Buckskin Creek is locality 71 of Burleigh and Lear (1994), locality 10 of Eberlein and others (1977), and locality 48 of Cobb (1972 [MF-393]). Buckskin Creek has one placer gold-bearing tributary, Fortyfive Pup (EA104).|
The rocks in the vicinity of Buckskin Creek are primarily Paleozoic (and possibly Precambrian), amphibolite-facies rocks that include biotite gneiss and amphibolite, as wellas lesser Jurassic to Triassic granodiorite (Foster, 1976). Quaternary colluvium and terrace deposits are locally extensive.Small-scale placer mining on Buckskin Creek was reported in 1904, 1912, 1914, and in 1935 (Prindle, 1906; Brooks, 1915; Smith, 1937). In 1936, a prospector claimed to have found 5 miles of dredging ground on Fortyfive Pup and 2 additional miles on Buckskin Creek below the mouth of Fortyfive Pup (Mertie, 1938). The pay streak was estimated to be 200 to 300 feet wide, with overburden from 12 to 16 feet thick.
|Geologic map unit||(-141.985190133063, 64.1956689091716)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Small-scale placer mining on Buckskin Creek was reported in 1904, 1912, 1914, and in 1935 (Prindle, 1906; Brooks, 1915; Smith, 1937). In 1936, a prospector claimed to have found 5 miles of dredging ground on Fortyfive Pup and 2 additional miles on Buckskin Creek below the mouth of Fortyfive Pup (Mertie, 1938). The pay streak was estimated to be 200 to 300 feet wide, with overburden from 12 to 16 feet thick.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Brooks, A.H., 1915, Mineral resources of Alaska; report on progress of investigations in 1914: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 622, 380 p.
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.
Cobb, E.H., 1977, Summary of references to mineral occurrences in the Eagle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-845, 122 p.
Eberlein, G.D., Chapman, R.M., Foster, H.L., and Gassaway, J.S., 1977, Map and table describing known metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-168-D, 132 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Ellsworth, C.E., and Davenport, R.W., 1913, Placer mining in the Yukon-Tanana region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 542-F, p. 203-222.
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.
Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1938, Gold placers of the Fortymile, Eagle, and Circle districts, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 897-C, p. 133-261.
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.
Prindle, L.M., 1906, Yukon placer fields, in Brooks, A.H., 1906, Report on Progress of Investigations of Mineral Resources of Alaska in 1905: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 284, p. 109-127.
Smith, P.S., 1937, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1935: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 880-A, p. 1-95.
|Last report date||5/1/2002|