Pocahontas Creek

Prospects, 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 A-2
Latitude 66.0099
Longitude -153.9837
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Location and accuracy The exact location of placer prospects on Pocahontas Creek is not known. The site is arbitrarily placed in the NE1/4 of section 15, T. 7 N., R. 23 E. of the Kateel River Meridian. The prospects may be in the Melozitna quadrangle.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Eakin (1916) reported that placer gold prospects had been found on Pocahontas Creek. Panned concentrate samples collected by Kurtak and others (1999) contained moderate amounts of magnetite, but no gold or other ore minerals. The rocks in the Pocahontas Creek area (in the Hughes quadrangle) are Cretaceous, medium-grained hornblende-biotite granodiorite and quartz monzonite of the Indian Mountain pluton (Patton and Miller, 1966). No other information is available on this occurrence.
Geologic map unit (-153.986326631534, 66.009358444215)
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 Prospecting and surface sampling.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A015587


Bottge, R.G., 1988, Maps summarizing land availability for mineral exploration and development in western Alaska, 1986: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 14-88, 38 quadrangle overlays.
Heiner, L.E., and Wolff, E.N., eds., 1968, Mineral resources of northern Alaska, Final report, submitted to the NORTH Commission: University of Alaska, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report No. 16, 306 p.
Reporters J.M. Britton (Anchorage)
Last report date 8/1/2002