Caribou 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 A-1
Latitude 64.06
Longitude -147.29
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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 setting

Geologic description

Capps (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.

Production and reserves

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.

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