Nay Nadeli

Mine, 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 63.12
Longitude -147.67
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Location and accuracy TheNay Nadeli placer gold deposit is on a west-flowing tributary of upper Wickersham Creek. The area of placer activity extends from the mouth of the tributary, upstream to the map site, which is in the SW1/4 of sec. 1, T. 21 S., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location B-5 of Balen (1990: 34-90).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This tributary of Wickersham Creek drains an area underlain by Tertiary or Cretaceous granodiorite, quartz monzonite and granite, and by Cretaceous or Jurassic turbidites (Wilson and others, 1998). The placer gold was probably derived from the erosion of auriferous lodes, such as those at HE172 and HE178. Placer samples collected by the BLM contained 0.0053 ounce of gold per cubic yard (Kurtak and others, 1992).
Geologic map unit (-147.67226007355, 63.1195483982818)
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 date from the early 1900s.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes There was very small production of gold in the early 1900s.


MRDS Number 10307588


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