No Name Creek

Mine, 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-1
Latitude 64.0166
Longitude -141.1301
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Location and accuracy No Name Creek is a small east tributary of Cherry Creek. No Name Creek is not labeled on the U.S. Geological survey topographic map of the Eagle A-1 quadrangle (1956), but it is widely referred to by placer miners in the Boundary area as No Name Creek. Placer workings extend from one-half to 1.5 miles upstream of the mouth of the creek. The coordinates are the approximate midpoint of the placer workings, in section 20, T. 26 S., R. 22 E., of the Copper River Meridian; the location is accurate. No Name Creek is locality 112 of Burleigh and Lear (1994).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks along lower No Name Creek are biotite gneiss, schist, and amphibolite, with granitic and quartzite layers and minor marble (R.L. Flynn, unpub. data, 2000), all of probable Paleozoic age (Foster, 1969 [B 1271-G]). Bedrock on upper No Name Creek consists of carbonaceous schist and quartzite and minor biotite-quartz schist (R.L. Flynn, unpub. data, 2000); these units are part of the Nasina Series of McConnell (1905), which is Mississippian in age (Mortensen, 1999). A large serpentinized ultramafic body crops on the ridge to the northeast, and small serpentinized ultramafic bodies crop out on the ridge to the south (R.L. Flynn, unpublished data, 2000).
A small area of placer workings on No Name Creek is shown on U.S. Geological Survey topographic map of the Eagle A-1 quadrangle (1956). Yeend (1996) notes a small open-cut operation was active in the early 1990s on a small tributary of Cherry Creek, which probably refers to No Name Creek. A small open-cut mining operation was active on No Name Creek from 1994 through 2000 (Norm LaFramboise, Boundary Explorations, Inc., written communication, 2000). Placer gold has also been produced on nearby Cherry Creek (see EA165).
Geologic map unit (-141.132361873776, 64.0162870228417)
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 A small area of placer workings on No Name Creek is shown on U.S. Geological Survey topographic map of the Eagle A-1 quadrangle (1956). Yeend (1996) notes a small open-cut operation was active in the early 1990s on a small tributary of Cherry Creek (see EA165), which probably refers to No Name Creek. A small open-cut mining operation was active on No Name Creek from 1994 through 2000 (Norm LaFramboise, Boundary Explorations, Inc., written communication, 2000).
Indication of production Yes; small

References

References

McConnell, R.G., 1905, Report on the Klondike gold fields: Geological Survey of Canada Annual Report, v. XII, 1901, Part B, 71 p.
Mortensen, J.K. (compiler), 1999, Yukonage--An isotopic age database for the Yukon Territory, in Gordey, S.P., and Makepeace, A.J., compilers, Yukon Digital Geology: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Exploration and Geological Services Division, Yukon Region.
Reporters R.L. Flynn; M.B. Werdon
Last report date 5/1/2002