Popovich Creek

Prospect, 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 63.92
Longitude -148.83
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Location and accuracy Popovich Creek is a south-flowing tributary to Lignite Creek. Placer gold has been reported along the lower course of Popovich Creek for a distance of 1.5 miles. The map site is about 0.3 mile upstream from the mouth of the creek, in sec. 36, T. 11 S., R. 7 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Popovich Creek drains an area underlain by Eocene to Miocene, poorly consolidated, pebbly sandstone, claystone, and sub-bituminous coal. These strata pinch out northward and are overlapped unconformably by Tertiary Nenana Gravel (Wilson and others, 1998). Parts of Popovich Creek also flow over inliers of Keevy Peak Formation. The most probable sources of the placer gold in Popovich Creek are Tertiary paleoplacers in the Nenana Gravel.
Geologic map unit (-148.83232372916, 63.9195435054736)
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.
Indication of production Undetermined