Moose Gulch

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Sb
Ore minerals gold; stibnite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale FB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 64.85
Longitude -148.067
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Location and accuracy The Moose Gulch occurrence is located in the SW1/4 sec. 1, T. 1 S., R. 3 W., Fairbanlks Meridian. Moose Gulch is small south-flowing tributary of Ester Creek, about 1.6 miles west of the town of Ester. The location given is on the lower part of the creek, where it is assumed the placer activity took place.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Old placer working were found to contain cobbles of stibnite as much as 6 inches in diameter (Killeen and Mertie, 1951, p. 20). One cobble of stibnite contained 62.11 percent antimony (Killeen and Mertie, 1951, p. 12). There is no other information on placer activities on the creek.
Geologic map unit (-148.069428523987, 64.8495620353071)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary placer.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Old placer workings were reported in 1951 (Killeen and Mertie, 1951, p. 20).
Indication of production Undetermined

References

MRDS Number A015366

References

Reporters J.R. Guidetti Schaefer and C.J. Freeman (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 7/31/2001