Ready Bullion Creek

Mine, Active

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale FB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 64.858
Longitude -148.037
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Location and accuracy The Ready Bullion Creek mine is located in the W1/2 sec. 6, and N1/2 sec. 6, T. 1 S., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The coordinates given are for the mine marked along Ready Bullion Creek on the Fairbanks (D-3) SE topographic map, the site of recent mining. However, Ready Bullion Creek has been extensively mined from its mouth for at least a mile upstream. This mine is locality 44 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Ready Bullion Creek drains an area underlain by quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist of the Fairbanks Schist and amphibolite and biotite schist of the Muskox sequence (Newberry and others, 1996). Placer gravels were reported to be as much as 80 feet deep (Prindle and Katz, 1913, p. 110). The creek was mined from 1907 to 1914 with production well over 25,000 ounces of gold (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662]). Ready Bullion Creek has been mined to the present however there is little record of the details. Recent mining has been concentrated on upper Ready Bullion Creek, notably at the site shown on the current Fairbanks (D-3) SE topographic map.
Geologic map unit (-148.039428958851, 64.8575628190347)
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 The creek was placer mined from 1907 to 1914 (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662]), and more recently, as indicated by workings marked on the Fairbanks (D-3) SE topographic map. In 1996, R.B. Gravel Co. (Jerry Hassel) mined a paystreak along Ready Bullion Creek (Swainbank and others, 1997, p. 26).
Indication of production Yes; medium
Production notes The creek was mined from 1907 to 1914 with production well over 25,000 fine ounces (Cobb, 1976, OFR 76-662). There is no production information available for more recent mining which has continued inermittently to the present.


MRDS Number A015319


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