Yellow Pup Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale FB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 64.988
Longitude -147.32
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Location and accuracy Yellow Pup Creek has been placer mined 0.5 mile above its mouth on Pearl Creek; the mine tailings are shown on the Fairbanks (D-1) NW topographic map. The coordinates given are for the approximate center of the placered area. It is about 1.5 miles northeast of the top of Gilmore Dome in sec. 22, T. 2 N., R. 2 E., Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The headwaters of Yellow Pup Creek lie within Fairbanks Schist, which is composed of amphibolite, biotite schist, quartz schist, and marble. The rocks near the lower part of the creek consist of quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist of the Fairbanks Schist (Newberry and others, 1996). Placer gold was mined near the confluence of Pearl Creek and Yellow Pup Creek from 1911 to 1914 and from 1938 to 1940 (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662, p. 109]). The placer mine shown on the Fairbanks (D-1) NW topographic map farther upstream on Yellow Pup Creek has been active in recent years.
Geologic map unit (-147.322438822744, 64.9875777369461)
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 gold was mined near the confluence of Pearl Creek and Yellow Pup Creek from 1911 to 1914 and from 1938 to 1940 (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662, p. 109]). The placer mine shown on the Fairbanks (D-1) NW quadrangle farther upstream on Yellow Pup Creek indicate that mining has occurred in recent years.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes No information is available on the production.

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