Slate Creek (upper)

Mine, 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 59.35
Longitude -161.16
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Location and accuracy This mine or prospect is on the upper part of Slate Creek (GO020), about 1/4 mile above the junction of Fox Creek (GO018), an east tributary to Slate Creek. The map site is in the SE1/4 of section 36, T 9 S, R 71 W, of the Seward Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Fechner (1988) noted that hand mining had taken place on Slate Creek, 1/4 mile above the mouth of Fox Creek (GO018), an east tributary to Slate Creek. He also noted that another placer camp was at the mouth of Caribou Creek, about 1/4 mile upstream of this location. Fechner (1988) collected seven sediment samples along about six miles of the Slate Creek drainage above the mouth of Wattamuse Creek. The gold content of these samples ranged up to 0.0014 ounce per cubic yard. 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 (-161.16223304448, 59.3492290826415)
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 evidence of small-scale hand mining or prospecting is apparently present at this locality (Fechner, 1988).
Indication of production Undetermined