Ace Creek

Prospect, 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 64.86
Longitude -147.94
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Location and accuracy Ace Creek is an approximately 2.5-mile-long southern tributary to Saint Patrick Creek; it is about 2.3 miles northeast of the town of Ester on the north side of Gold Hill road. The location of the prospect shafts is unknown; the only description is that of Wimmler (1926 [ATDM MR 195-11, p. 59]): 'a number of shafts were sunk on Ace Creek near Ester'. The coordinates given are on the west side of Ace Lake in about the center of the creek. The shafts could be anywhere within a mile or more from this location.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Wimmler (1926 [ATDM MR 195-11, p. 59]) reported that during the winter of 1925-26 a number of shafts were sunk on Ace Creek near Ester by Sagan & Campbell, McDaniels & Co., Alvin Martin, and others. Gold was reportedly found in one of the first shafts, although subsequent development disclosed it to be of limited extent and no significant amounts of gold were produced. The exact location of these shafts along Ace Creek is not known.
Geologic map unit (-147.942428729787, 64.8595647027104)

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration In 1926, a number of shafts were sunk at some unknown location along Ace Creek (Wimmler, 1926 [ATDM MR 195-11, p. 59]).
Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10307440


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