Wickersham Discovery

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 -147.58
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Location and accuracy This placer gold occurrence is on an unnamed, south-flowing creek that terminates near the northwest corner of Snodgrass Lake. The area of placer activity extends for about a mile on either side of the map site, which is in the SW1/4 of sec. 9, T. 21 S., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location B-1 of Balen (1990: 34-90). The location is accurate to within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The drainage area of this creek is underlain by Lower Cretaceous or Upper Jurassic metamorphosed turbidite cut by Lower Tertiary granodiorite and granite (Wilson and others, 1998). These rocks locally contain gold-bearing lode deposits (for example, HE172).
Geologic map unit (-147.582257743941, 63.0995488694067)
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 Undetermined