|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||FB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-2|
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|Location and accuracy||The Flume Creek mine is located in the SW1/4 sec. 15, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., Fairbanks Meridian. Flume Creek is a southeast-flowing tributary of Pedro Creek, about 4 miles northeast of Fox. Placer mining occurred approximately 0.5 mile upstream from its mouth on Pedro Creek. The mine is included in locality 54 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).|
Geologic descriptionPlacer mining occurred for approximately 0.5 mile upstream from the mouth of Flume Creek (Chapman and Foster, 1969, plate 1). Most of Flume Creek flows on Fairbanks Schist that consists of quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist. The uppermost part of the creek flows through an intrusion of Cretaceous tonalite and quartz diorite (Newberry and others, 1996). Most of the information on placer mining here is probably combined with that of Pedro Creek (FB094).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.535440249035, 64.998574222829)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary placer.|
|Workings or exploration||Placer mining occurred for approximately 0.5 mile upstream from the junction of Flume Creek with Pedro Creek (Chapman and Foster, 1969, plate 1).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||Production figures are probably combined with those of Pedro Creek.|
Brooks, A.H., 1916, Mineral resources of Alaska, report on progress of investigations in 1915: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 642, 279 p.
Chapman, R.M., and Foster, R.L., 1969, Lode mines and prospects in the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 625-D, 25 p., 1 plate.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-410, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||J.R. Guidetti Schaefer and C.J. Freeman (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||7/31/2001|