Trail Creek (tributary to Arolik River)

Mine, 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-7
Latitude 59.48
Longitude -161.48
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Location and accuracy This placer locality is assumed to be on the 1 1/2 mile segment of Trail Creek between its mouth on Butte Creek (GO033) and Kowkow Creek (GO031), an upstream south tributary. The map site is at a trail crossing at an elevation of about 400 feet, in the south 1/2 of section 14, T 8 S, R 72 W, of the Seward Meridian. It is approximately located, perhaps within a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Harrington (1921, p. 221) reported that some gold placer mining had been done on Trail Creek before 1919. This mining is assumed to have occurred along the segment of Trail Creek between Butte Creek (GO033) and Kowkow Creek (GO031), two significant gold producers in this non-glaciated part of the Faro Creek drainage. No other information is available for this deposit. Uplands in the Trail Creek drainage are underlain by Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks intruded by Jurassic mafic and ultramafic plutons (Hoare and Coonrad, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-161.48224103166, 59.4792294209275)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Indication of production Undetermined