Unnamed (southwest of Beaver Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 62.39554
Longitude -157.29468
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 700 feet in a minor tributary to upper Beaver Creek. The occurrence is on the south side of Beaver Creek about 5 miles above its mouth. It is in the SE1/4 SW1/4 section 29, T. 27 N., R. 43 W., of the Seward Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This previously undescribed placer occurrence is in an unnamed gulch about 5 miles upstream from the mouth of Beaver Creek. The rocks in the vicinity are shale and sandstone of the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group (Miller and Bundtzen, 1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005). The nonmagnetic fraction of a concentrate panned from stream alluvium contained visible grains of gold (Bennett and others, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-157.297070669944, 62.3948482481736)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Probably Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Samples were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1985 (Bennett and others, 1988).
Indication of production None