Indian Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 60.119
Longitude -150.616
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Location and accuracy Indian Creek drains into Tustumena Lake in the NW1/4 of section 2, T. 1 S., R. 8 W., of the Seward Meridian. This is Cobb's (1972, MF-377) location 6 and is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Small amounts of gold occur in stratified glacial-fluvial gravels at the mouth of Indian Creek canyon. In 1903 an elaborate hydraulic plant was assembled at the site, but was not profitable to operate. It was subsequently abandoned (Martin and other, 1915).
Geologic map unit (-150.618181497153, 60.1184256496457)
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 Small-scale placer mining occurred for several years prior to 1903. In 1903 an elaborate hydraulic plant was assembled at the site, but was not profitable to operate and was abandoned (Martin and others, 1915).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes This propsect is within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge; the area is now closed to mineral entry.

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