Canyon Creek

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale GO
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-6
Latitude 59.42
Longitude -161.112
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is on Canyon Creek, a west tributary to Goodnews River. It is 1/2 mile downstream of the mouth of Bear Creek, a south tributary to Canyon Creek. It is probably located to within 1/4 mile. It is locality 18 of Hoare and Cobb (1977) and of Cobb and Condon (1972).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A placer gold prospect is present along Canyon Creek about 1/2 mile downstream from the mouth of Bear Creek, which contains productive gold placers (GO016, GO017; Hoare and Coonrad, 1961). Bedrock in the area includes Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks, locally intruded by Upper Cretaceous to Lower Tertiary granitic rocks and Jurassic mafic/ultramafic plutonic rocks (Hoare and Coonrad, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-161.114235239557, 59.4192308236661)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some pits have probably been dug on this prospect.
Indication of production None

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