Alabam Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-3
Latitude 65.583
Longitude -148.367
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Location and accuracy The Alabam Creek prospect is about 6.5 miles NE of Livengood, about 1 mile above the mouth of Alabam Creek.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Good prospects of fine placer gold were reported in 1915 (Brooks, 1916; B 642); a hole about a mile above the mouth hit bedrock at 52 feet. About 1.5 miles above the mouth on slope gravel, bedrock is greater than 125 feet deep (Brooks, 1916; B 642). Bedrock is mainly Ordovician chert possibly with some limestone and dolomite (Eberlein and others, 1977). There is no mention of mining or prospecting after 1915.
Geologic map unit (-148.369514019807, 65.5825699209957)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Placer prospect holes were reported in 1915 (Brooks, 1916; B 642).
Indication of production Undetermined