Wilbur 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 B-3
Latitude 65.458
Longitude -148.361
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 75; SW1/4SW1/4 T. 7 N., R. 4 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The coordinates given are for the center of placer deposits that are on the lower half mile of Wilbur Creek, a tributary of the Tolovana River.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold prospects were found in 1915 and 1921. Mining began about 1926 and continued on a small scale into the 1940s and sporadically until the late 1980s when Green and others (1988) reported that drift mining had been discontinued (Eberlein and others, 1977; Cobb, 1976, OFR 76-633; Green and others, 1989). Mining is apparently confined to the lower one-half mile of Wilbur Creek (Eberlein and others, 1977, p. 73).
Geologic map unit (-148.363499712881, 65.4575676582284)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Small scale placer mining. Mining began about 1926 and continued on a small scale into the 1940s and sporadically until the late 1980s when Green and others (1988) reported that drift mining was discontinued (Eberlein and others, 1977, p. 73; Cobb, 1976; OFR 76-633, p. 210; Green and others, 1989, p. 36). In 1987, 4500 cubic yards of pay gravel was extracted from an underground mining operation.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes No record of amount of production.

References

MRDS Number A015492

References

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