|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||JU|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-2|
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|Location and accuracy||This placer mine is at an elevation of 350 feet on Montana Creek, just upstream from the mouth of McGinnis Creek. It is in the SE1/4 section 34, T. 39 S., R. 65 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate.|
Geologic descriptionThe Montana Creek placer was discovered in 1882 and produced 46.9 ounces of gold from 1882 to 1940 (Redman and others, 1989). Signs of suction dredging are visible along the creek. Bedrock in the mine area is black phyllite, greenschist, and greenstone (Redman and others, 1989).
|Geologic map unit||(-134.597782777912, 58.4268743760814)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||The Montana Creek placer deposit was discovered in 1882. Signs of historic suction dredging are visible along the creek.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||The Montana Creek placer deposit was discovered in 1882 and produced 46.9 ounces of gold from 1882 to 1940.|
Redman, E.C., Maas, K.M., Kurtak, J.M., and Miller, L.D., 1991, Section D: Juneau Gold Belt subarea, in U.S. Bureau of Mines, Mineral investigations in the Juneau Mining District, Alaska, 1984-1988: Volume 2 - Detailed mine, prospect, and mineral occurrence descriptions: U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication VOL. 2D, 424 p., 19 sheets.
|Reporters||J.C. Barnett and L.D. Miller (Juneau, Alaska )|
|Last report date||12/15/2001|