|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||HE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-4|
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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 descriptionSanderson 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.|
|Workings or exploration||Surface only.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-1062, 113 p.
|Reporters||N. Van Wyck (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)|
|Last report date||4/7/2000|