Munther Creek

Prospect, 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-2
Latitude 62.31849
Longitude -156.93895
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Munther Creek is a southeast-flowing tributary of the East Fork of the George River. The Munther Creek placer extends for about 0.7 mile along upper Munther Creek. The center of the placer is at an elevation of about 900 feet, abut 0.5 mile northeast of the center of section 30, T. 26 N., R. 41 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is approximate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The upper 0.7 mile of Munther Creek was prospected for placer gold for a number of years before World War II (Tony Gularte, oral communication, 1986). The creek drains the eastern edge of a quartz monzonite-hornfels complex at the head of Granite Pup (ID132) to the northwest (Bundtzen, Miller, and Laird, 1986; Miller and Bundtzen (1994; Miller, Bundtzen, and Gray, 2005). Fine grained placer gold was panned from several prospects along Munther Creek in the 1920s and 1930s. There may have been minor gold production during exploration (Tony Gularte, oral communication, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-156.941344847549, 62.3178089658112)
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 The upper 0.7 mile of Munther Creek was prospected for placer gold during the 1920s and 1930s (Tony Gularte, oral communication, 1986).
Indication of production Undetermined
Reserve estimates None.
Production notes There may have been minor gold production during exploration before World War II (Tony Gularte, oral communication, 1986).

References

References

Bundtzen, T.K., and Miller, M.L., 1997, Precious metals associated with Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary igneous rocks of southwestern Alaska, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral Deposits of Alaska: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 242-286.
Szumigala, D.J., 1993, Gold mineralization related to Cretaceous-Tertiary magmatism in the Kuskokwim Mountains of west-central and southwestern Alaska: Los Angeles, University of California Ph.D. dissertation, 300 p.
Reporters T.K. Bundtzen (Pacific Rim Geological Consulting, Inc.), M.L. Miller (U.S. Geological Survey); and C.C. Hawley (Hawley Resource Group)
Last report date 5/24/2003