Sunday Creek

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-5
Latitude 63.8
Longitude -149.33
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Location and accuracy This placer gold prospect is on Sunday Creek, a west-flowing tributary of the Savage River. The map site is on lower Sunday Creek, at the center of sec. 8, T. 13 S., R. 9 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Sunday Creek drains an area underlain by Eocene to Miocene, poorly consolidated, pebbly sandstone, claystone, and subbituminous coal, and a basement complex of Paleozoic or older Birch Creek Schist and Mesozoic and Tertiary plutons (Wilson and others, 1998). The probable sources of the placer gold in Sunday Creek are paleoplacers in the Tertiary sedimentary rocks.
Geologic map unit (-149.332306177278, 63.7995346099339)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface only.
Indication of production None