|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||EA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-1|
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|Location and accuracy||Arkansas Creek is a small east headwater tributary of Canyon Creek about 2 miles north of Boundary. Arkansas Creek was formerly known as Camp Creek. Placer workings from the early 1900's extend from the mouth of Arkansas Creek upstream to the mouth of Brophy Creek; the coordinates are the approximate midpoint of this section of the creek, in section 21, T. 27 N., R. 22 E., of the Copper River Meridian; the location is accurate. Arkansas Creek is locality 74 of Cobb (1972 [MF-393]), locality 12 of Eberlein and others (1977), and locality 106 of Burleigh and Lear (1994).|
The rocks in the vicinity of lower Arkansas Creek consist of Paleozoic amphibolite-facies biotite gneiss, schist, amphibolite, and orthogneiss (Foster, 1969 [B 1271-G]). The rocks on upper Arkansas Creek include quartz-mica schist of the Klondike Schist of middle Permian age and carbonaceous schist and quartzite of the Nasina Series of Mississippian age (McConnell, 1905; Mortensen, 1999). The Boundary polymetallic massive-sulfide prospect (EA152) is located in the Brophy Creek drainage about 1 mile upstream from Arkansas Creek. Placer gold has been produced on Canyon Creek (see EA143) downstream of Arkansas Creek.Placer workings from the early 1900s extend from the mouth of Arkansas Creek upstream to the mouth of Brophy Creek. Arkansas Creek is included in production statistics for the Canyon Creek (EA143) drainage; they produced 447 fine ounces of gold from 1904 to 1907 (Prindle, 1908). Mining is reported on Arkansas Creek in 1915 (Brooks, 1916) and in 1989 (Bundtzen and others, 1990).
|Geologic map unit||(-141.091363780849, 64.106695346876)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Placer workings from the early 1900s extend from the mouth of Arkansas Creek upstream to the mouth of Brophy Creek. Mining is reported on Arkansas Creek in 1915 (Brooks, 1916) and in 1989 (Bundtzen and others, 1990).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||Arkansas Creek is included in production statistics for the Canyon Creek (EA143) drainage; they produced 447 fine ounces of gold from 1904 to 1907 (Prindle, 1908).|
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Brooks, A.H., 1916, Mineral resources of Alaska, report on progress of investigations in 1915: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 642, 279 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.
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Foster, H.L., 1969, Reconnaissance geology of the Eagle A-1 and A-2 quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1271-G, p. G1-G30.
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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.
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|Reporters||M.B. Werdon; R.L. Flynn|
|Last report date||5/1/2002|