Gold Creek

Occurrence, Active?

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 63.1
Longitude -147.81
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Location and accuracy Placer claims are located along Gold Creek, a tributary to Butte Creek. The area of activity extends from Section 18, 2 miles downstream into Section 13. The map site is at the north boundary of sec. 18, T. 21 S., R. 2 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location 68 of Clark and Cobb (1972); and location B-8 of Balen (1990: 34-90).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold Creek drains a basin underlain by Lower Tertiary granodiorite and granite that intrudes Lower Cretaceous and Upper Jurassic metagraywacke (Wilson and others, 1998). Placer gold was first discovered in 1903. The sources of the gold probably are lode deposits, such as those at Gold Hill (HE172) and Gold Creek East (HE169).
Geologic map unit (-147.812259494267, 63.0995471533742)
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 placer workings dating from 1903.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

Discovered at the same time as Wickersham Creek (HE174) in 1903.