Myrtle Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-4
Latitude 65.528
Longitude -148.56
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 64; SW1/4 sec. 10, T. 8 N., R. 5 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This placer deposit is located where Myrtle Creek crosses a bench of Livengood Creek; It is just west of the old town of Livengood. Accuracy is within 1,500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer mining was reported in 1916 (Brooks, 1918, p. 56). Cobb (1973; B 1374) indicated that the gold was probably reconcentrated from bench deposits of Livengood Creek. This site is no longer a separate placer deposit, but is included with Livengood Creek (ARDF no. LG008) in more recent references.
Geologic map unit (-148.56250975763, 65.5275651537466)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Mining was reported in 1916 (Brooks, 1918, p. 56).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Mining was reported in 1916, but there is no record of production (Brooks, 1918, p. 56).