Butte Creek

Mine, 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 65.68
Longitude -148.046
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Location and accuracy The Butte Creek prospect is approximately 18 miles northeast of the town of Livengood.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold occurs in bench placers. The average depth to bedrock exceeds 30 feet (D. Wietchy, oral communication, 1999).
Geologic map unit (-148.048525579939, 65.6795781956175)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Multiple reworked bench placers were noted on the right limit (D. Wietchy, oral communication, 1999). In 1983, Wietchy and others re-mined and extended those bench placer workings.
Indication of production Yes; small


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