Saint (St.) Patrick Creek

Mine, Inactive

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-2
Latitude 64.873
Longitude -147.967
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Location and accuracy The Saint Patrick mine is located in the SE1/4 NW1/4 sec. 33, T. 1 N., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The exact location of placer mining activity along Saint Patrick Creek is unknown. The placer is about 2.8 miles east-southeast of the top of Ester Dome. The mine is locality 49 of CObb (1972 [MF 410]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer mining and prospecting took place along St. Patrick Creek between 1909 and 1916 (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662, p. 128]). Prindle and Katz (1913) reported that in 1910 $17,000 of gold was produced with the gold valued at $17.50 per ounce. This does not agree with Ellsworth and Parker (1911, p. 158), who reported that very little actual mining took place in 1910.
Geologic map unit (-147.969430086056, 64.8725643534426)
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 Placer mining and prospecting took place along St. Patrick Creek between 1909 and 1916 (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662, p. 128]). In 1925, churn drills were in operation to prospect suitable ground for dredging but no dredging resulted (Wimmler, 1925 [ATDM MR 195-8, p. 54]).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Prindle and Katz (1913) reported that in 1910 $17,000 of gold was produced (gold valued at $17.50 per ounce) This does not agree with Ellsworth and Parker (1911, p. 158), who reported that very little mining took place in 1910.

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