Sanderson 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-4
Latitude 63.82
Longitude -148.65
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Location and accuracy This placer gold prospect is on Sanderson Creek, a tributary of Lignite Creek. The map site is at about the midpoint of the placer, in the SW1/4 of sec. 36, T. 11 S., R. 6 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Sanderson Creek drains an area underlain by Birch Creek Schist, by Mesozoic to Tertiary granites, and by younger Tertiary strata that overlie the older rocks. The Tertiary strata contain gold paleoplacers that probably are the source of the placer gold in Sanderson Creek. Claims have been located and relocated on Sanderson Creek, but there is no evidence that there has been any actual mining (Cobb, 1978; OFR 78-1062).
Geologic map unit (-148.65231230224, 63.8195474336712)
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