Gold Run Creek

Prospect, Active?

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 63.89
Longitude -148.69
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This gold placer is on Gold Run Creek, a south-flowing tributary to Healy Creek. Placer workings extend upstream for more than a mile, but most of the activity was from 0.2 to 0.8 mile from the mouth of Gold Run Creek. The map site is in the SE1/4 of sec. 10, T. 12 S., R. 6 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold Run Creek drains the Tertiary Nenana Gravel, which locally contains gold paleoplacers. Those paleoplacers probably are the source of the placer gold in Gold Run Creek. Activity on Gold Run Creek was probably synchronous with that on nearby Gagnon Creek and French Gulch (HE010 and HE012) (Cobb, 1978; OFR 78-1062).
Geologic map unit (-148.692320469128, 63.8895465014852)
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 workings only.
Indication of production Undetermined