|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||HE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-4|
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|Location and accuracy||The Alaska Creek placer prospect is at an elevation of about 1,800 feet, about 0.3 mile upstream from its confluence with Healy Creek. The map site is in sec. 19, T. 12 S., R. 6 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location 63 of Clark and Cobb (1972).|
Geologic descriptionAlaska Creek is a placer gold prospect that drains the Tertiary Nenana Gravel. The source of the Nenana Gravel is the Alaska Range, whose lode deposits presumably are the source of the gold (Yeend, 1982, 1984).
|Geologic map unit||(-148.802317401883, 63.8595445904499)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Surface workings only; reports of nuggets up to 0.15 oz recovered (Cobb, 1978 (OFR 78-1062).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Additional commentsAlaska Creek is northeast of three tributaries to Healy Creek that contain placer gold. See also: French Gulch (HE012) and Gagnon Creek (HE010).
Brooks, A.H., 1915, Mineral resources of Alaska; report on progress of investigations in 1914: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 622, 380 p.
Clark, A.L., and Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-394, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
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.
Maddren, A.G., 1918, Gold placers near the Nenana coal field: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 662-G, p. 363-402.
Yeend, W.E., 1984, Recycled gold, interior Alaska in U.S. Geological Survey, Geological Survey research, fiscal year 1981: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1375, p. 8-9.
|Reporters||N. Van Wyck (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)|
|Last report date||4/7/2000|