Winter Creek

Occurrence, 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-4
Latitude 63.99
Longitude -148.67
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Location and accuracy This placer gold occurrence is on Winter Creek, a tributary to California Creek northeast of Jumbo Dome. Placer activity has occurred upstream from the mouth of Winter Creek, to the map site, which is in the NE1/4 of sec. 2, T. 11 S., R. 6 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The drainage area of Winter Creek includes a sequence of Eocene to Miocene, poorly consolidated, pebbly sandstone, claystone and subbituminous coal, that is overlapped unconformably by Nenana Gravel (Wilson and others, 1998). Most of Winter Creek flows over inliers of Keevy Peak Formation, cut by Pliocene hornblende dacite. The probable source of the placer gold in Winter Creek are Tertiary paleoplacers in the Nenana Gravel.
Geologic map unit (-148.672332053839, 63.9895461253166)
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 Undetermined