|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||HE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-2|
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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 descriptionThe 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.|
|Workings or exploration||Surface workings only.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Balen, M.D., 1990, Geochemical sampling results from Bureau of Mines investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 34-90, 218 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
|Reporters||N. Van Wyck (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)|
|Last report date||4/7/2000|