Wickersham Creek

Prospect, 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 63.11
Longitude -147.69
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Location and accuracy This gold placer prospect is on Wickersham Creek about 3 miles upstream from its junction with Butte Creek. The map site is at the midpoint of a mile-long interval of placer activity, in sec. 11, T. 21 S., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location 69 of Clark and Cobb (1972); and location B-6 of Balen (1990: 34-90).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Wickersham Creek drains an area of Lower Tertiary granodiorite and granite that cuts Lower Cretaceous and Upper Jurassic deformed and metamorphosed flysch (Wilson and others, 1998). The placer gold was probably derived from the erosion of nearby lode deposits (HE171, HE172, and HE173).
Geologic map unit (-147.69225956185, 63.1095481437973)
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 Yes; small
Production notes Placer gold discovered in 1903, apparently in too small quantity to mine.


MRDS Number A011357


Reporters N. Van Wyck (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)
Last report date 4/7/2000