|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||FB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-1|
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|Location and accuracy||The Caribou Creek mine is located in sec. 11, T. 10 S., R. 2 E., Fairbanks Meridian. Caribou Creek is a northeast-flowing tributary of Dry Creek. It is not labeled on the Fairbanks A-1 topographic map. The exact location of placer mining activity is uncertain, and this site may be a mile or more from its plotted location. This mine is locality 84 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).|
Geologic descriptionCapps (1912), reported that two men made wages mining stream gravels in 1909 but did not return in 1910. Tertiary gravel forms the bedrock in the headwaters of the creek; schist occurs in the lower part (Capps, 1912, p. 52).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.292339076362, 64.0595739184295)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary placer.|
|Workings or exploration||Stream gravels were mined by hand methods in 1909 (Capps, 1912).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||Capps (1912) reported that two men made wages mining stream gravels in 1909 but the amount of production is not known.|
Capps, S.R., 1911, Mineral resources of the Bonnifield region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 480-H, p. 218-235.
Capps, S.R., 1912, The Bonnifield region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 501, 64 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
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|