McCallie Creek

Occurrences, 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 A-6
Latitude 63.11
Longitude -149.85
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Location and accuracy Occurrences of placer gold are on McCallie Creek, an east-flowing tributary of Ohio Creek. The occurrences extend from the mouth of McCallie Creek upstream to the map site, which is in the Se1/4 of sec. 9, T. 21 S., R. 12 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location E-32 of Balen (1990: OFR 34-90) and is accurate to within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

McCallie Creek hosts several placer gold occurrences. Its drainage area includes Upper Triassic limestone and basalt, in thrust contact with Lower Jurassic and Upper Triassic sandstone, siltstone, argillite, and conglomerate (Wilson and others, 1998). In places, these units are cut by several generations of veins related to Upper Cretaceous or Lower Tertiary plutons. The placer gold probably was derived from the erosion of such veins.
Geologic map unit (-149.852290376597, 63.1095203540856)
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