Nugget 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 64.956
Longitude -147.427
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
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 setting

Geologic description

Nugget 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.

Production and reserves

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.