Butte Creek

Prospects, 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-2
Latitude 63.06
Longitude -147.63
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Location and accuracy These placer gold prospects are on Butte Creek, a tributary to the Susitna River. The area of placer activity extends from the mouth of Butte Creek, upstream for about 4 miles. The map site is in the SW1/4 of sec. 30, T. 21 S., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location B-2 of Balen (1990; 34-90).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The north side of the Butte Creek drainage area is underlain by metasedimentary rocks intruded by Tertiary or Upper Cretaceous quartz diorite. The area contains several gold-bearing lode (for example, HE172) and placer (for example, HE174) deposits that are likely sources for much of the gold in Butte Creek. Tributaries from the south also contain placer gold (HE167) and constitute another potential source area.
Geologic map unit (-147.632256087845, 63.0595479828116)
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