|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||HE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-2|
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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 descriptionGold 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.|
|Workings or exploration||Surface placer workings dating from 1903.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Additional commentsDiscovered at the same time as Wickersham Creek (HE174) in 1903.
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.
Clark, A.L., and Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-394, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Moffit, F.H., 1912, Headwater regions of Gulkana and Susitna Rivers, Alaska, with accounts of the Valdez Creek and Chistochina placer districts: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 498, 82 p.
|Reporters||N. Van Wyck (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)|
|Last report date||4/7/2000|