|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||FB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-1|
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|Location and accuracy||The Nugget Creek mine is located in sec. 31, T. 2 N., R. 2 E., Fairbanks Meridian. The area that has been placered is in the headwater section of Nugget Creek, a tributary of Smallwood Creek. The mine as marked on the Fairbanks D-1 topographic map and identified by Chapman and Foster (1969) is approximately 2.5 miles southwest of Gilmore Dome. The mine is locality 57 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).|
Geologic descriptionNugget Creek was placer mined above Dark Hollow Creek, where the creek drains an area of Cretaceous granite. The bedrock along the rest of the creek is quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist (Newberry and others, 1996).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.429435541333, 64.9555755948281)|
|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 mine tailings are shown on the Fairbanks D-1 topographic map, but there is no further information.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||No information is available, but there was probably some production in recent years.|
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.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-662, 174 p.
Newberry, R.J., Bundtzen, T.K., Clautice, K.C., Combellick, R.A., Douglas, T., Laird, G.M., Liss, S.A., Pinney, D.S., Reifenstuhl, R.R., and Solie, D.N., 1996, Preliminary geologic map of the Fairbanks mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 96-16, 17 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
|Reporters||J.R. Guidetti Schaefer and C.J. Freeman (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||7/31/2001|