Charlie Creek

Prospect, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-6
Latitude 60.45
Longitude -155.16
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Approximately 9.6 km N-NE of Mesa Mountain nearly 2.2 km upstream from the confluence an unnamed SW flowing tributary of the Chilchitna River. Locality 13 of Nelson and others (1985) and locality 16 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977). Sec. 10, T. 4 N., R. 34 W., of the Seward Meridian. Locality accurate within 1.6 km.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Prospect, which includes fifteen placer gold claims, occurs at the contact of a sedimentary rocks and quartz monzonite. The sedimentary package includes: interbedded medium-gray, medium- to fine-grained lithic graywacke, silty sandstone, black shale, and local conglomerate (Nelson and others, 1983; unit KJs). The quartz monzonite is part of the numerous small intrusive bodies found in the central part of the Lake Clark 1:250,000 scale quadrangle mapped and identified by Eakins and others (1978). One of these plutons yielded a potassium-argon biotite age of 71.3 +/- 2.1 m.y. (Eakins and others, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-155.162237317907, 60.4493171902292)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.
Alteration of deposit Not applicable

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Unknown
Indication of production Undetermined
Reserve estimates No reserves
Production notes No production