Troublesome Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Hg; Pb; Sn
Ore minerals cassiterite; cinnabar; galena; gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-6
Latitude 65.506
Longitude -149.601
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 62. This placer mine is along Troublesome Creek, just below the mouth of Union Creek; NW1/4SW1/4 sec. 22, T. 8 N., R. 10 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

By 1912, placer gold was found in Troublesome Creek (Prindle and Katz, 1913, p. 146). Both prospecting and mining have been reported (Mertie, 1934, p. 192). A sample from below the mouth of Union Creek contained barite, hematite, magnetite, ilmenite, picotite, pyrite, cinnabar, gold, garnet, galena, zircon and cassiterite (Waters, 1934, p. 236).
Geologic map unit (-149.603523248383, 65.5055422053679)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Both prospecting and mining have been reported (Mertie, 1934, p. 192).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Both prospecting and mining have been reported, but there is no data on production (Mertie, 1934, p. 192).


MRDS Number A015476; A015477


Reporters C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 5/4/1999