Nugget Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale JU
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 58.4265
Longitude -134.4795
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Location and accuracy This placer mine is at an elevation of approximately 1,700 feet in the Middle Basin of Nugget Creek. It is in the SW1/4SW1/4 section 2, T. 40 S., R. 66 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Nugget Creek placer deposit was discovered in 1900 and produced at least 20 ounces of gold (Redman and others, 1989). Numerous claims were staked in three gravel-filled basins in Nugget Creek in 1900, and several sluicing operations were active. No production was reported after 1901 (Redman and others, 1989).
Geologic map unit (-134.481276242445, 58.4261767717417)
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 The Nugget Creek placer deposit was discovered in 1900.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes The Nugget Creek placer deposit produced at least 20 ounces of gold.

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