Nelson Discovery No. 2

Occurrences, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; Pd
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 63.05
Longitude -147.65
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Location and accuracy Placer gold occurs along an unnamed, north-flowing tributary to Butte Creek. The occurrences extend for about a mile upstream from the map site, which is just north of the center of sec. 36, T. 21 S., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This site is location B-3 of Balen (1990: OFR 34-90). The location is accurate to within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This creek drains an area underlain by thrust slices of greenstone and turbidite. In addition to the gold there are reports of palladium in this placer (Balen, 1990: OFR 34-90). The source of the placer gold is unknown. The source of the palladium might be ultramafic rocks, such as those at HE159.
Geologic map unit (-147.652255619773, 63.0495477318808)
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 None