Steele 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-1
Latitude 64.919
Longitude -147.493
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This mine is near the landing strip marked on the Fairbanks D-1 topographic map, but it may be a mile or more from it. The airstrip (not shown in the (D-1) NW map) is 1.8 miles up Steele Creek from about mile 4 on the Chena Hot Springs Road, in the NW1/4 sec. 14, T. 1 N., R. 1 E., Fairbanks Meridian. The exact location and extent of this deeply buried, frozen placer is uncertain.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Unprofitable drift mining was reported in deeply buried, frozen placer ground (Mulligan, 1974, p. 14).
Geologic map unit (-147.49543109404, 64.9185744328831)
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 Drift mining was reported in deeply buried, frozen placer ground on patented claims (Mulligan, 1974, p. 14).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Production figures are not available although the drift mining that took place was reportedly unprofitable (Mulligan, 1974, p. 14).