Unnamed (along McKinley Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

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-1
Latitude 64.0277
Longitude -141.3649
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Location and accuracy McKinley Creek is a southeast tributary to Walker Fork. The coordinates are placed on McKinley Creek at an abandoned cabin shown on the U.S. Geological Survey topographic map of the Eagle A-1 quadrangle (1956). The cabin is in section 18, T. 26 N., R. 21 E., of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the McKinley Creek area are Paleozoic amphibolite-facies paragneiss, amphibolite, orthogneiss, quartzite, and marble (Szumigala and others, 2002). Prospecting for placer gold probably occurred on McKinley Creek as indicated by the presence of small dirt piles, abandoned shovels, and others mining equipment. This exploration may have taken place in the late 1930s because the nearby cabin has a sign on it saying the building was completed December 1, 1938.
Geologic map unit (-141.367172831637, 64.027383339732)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Prospecting for placer gold probably occurred on McKinley Creek as indicated by the presence of small dirt piles, abandoned shovels, and others mining equipment. This exploration may have taken place in the late 1930s because the nearby cabin has a sign on it saying the building was completed December 1, 1938.
Indication of production Undetermined

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