|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||GO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-7|
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|Location and accuracy||Malaria Creek is a north tributary to Granite Creek with headwaters against the divide between Granite and Wattamuse Creeks. It is unnamed on USGS topographic maps, but is located by elevation and coordinates given by Fechner (1988) and Hoare and Cobb (1977). The confluence of Malaria and Granite Creeks is about 2 3/4 miles upstream of the mouth of Granite Creek on Goodnews River. For this record, the map site is on Malaria Creek at an elevation of 750 feet, in the NE1/4 of section 7, T 10 S, R 71 W, of the Seward Meridian.|
Geologic descriptionMalaria Creek has been prospected, but mining has apparently not occurred (Hoare and Cobb, 1977). It is a small side stream in a glaciated valley. A 0.1 cubic yard placer sample collected at an elevation of 1,000 feet (Fechner, 1988) contained a trace of gold and a heavy mineral concentrate that contained anomalous geochemical values of molybdenum and tellurium. Bedrock in the area includes Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks intruded by an Upper Cretaceous granitic stock (Hoare and Coonrad, 1978).
|Geologic map unit||(-161.302234025399, 59.3292276602129)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Holocene.|
|Indication of production||None|
Fechner, S.A., 1988, Bureau of Mines mineral investigation of the Goodnews Bay mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 1-88, 230 p., 3 sheets.
Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-9-B, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Hoare, J.M., and Cobb, E.H., 1977, Mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bethel, Goodnews, and Russian Mission quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-156, 98 p.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||3/20/2001|