Unnamed (head of Steele Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale EA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 64.2029
Longitude -141.4182
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is located along the Taylor Highway at the head of Steele Creek in the SW1/4 section 21, T. 8 S., R. 32 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate within 500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the vicinity of this occurrence are Paleozoic amphibolite-facies metamorphic rocks that have been intruded by granitic plutons and dikes of probable Jurassic age (Foster, 1976; Szumigala and others, 2002). A porphyritic biotite-granodiorite dike contains 36 ppb gold (Crock and others, 2000).
Geologic map unit (-141.420487591267, 64.2025850125458)
Mineral deposit model Plutonic-related gold.
Age of mineralization Possibly Jurassic?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A porphyritic biotite-granodiorite dike contains 36 ppb gold (Crock and others, 2000).
Indication of production None

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