Discovery Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold; magnetite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 66.4681
Longitude -153.6015
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Location and accuracy Discovery Creek flows north-northeast from Niitltoktalogi Mountain and then southeast to the Koyukuk River. The exact location of placer prospects on this creek are unknown and the map site is arbitrarily plotted at the location of a recent sample site of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (Kurtak and others, 1999). It is in the SE1/4 of section 6, T. 12 N., R. 25 E. of the Kateel River Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A panned sample from three pans of gravel produced one fine gold particle (Kurtak and others, 1999). The rocks in the area are Cretaceous graywacke and mudstone (Patton and Miller, 1966). No other information is available.
Geologic map unit (-153.604127259963, 66.467592380215)
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 sampling only.
Indication of production None