Nome 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-1
Latitude 65.367
Longitude -147.042
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 93. The coordinates given are for a bench north of Nome Creek, east of the mouth of Ophir Creek, however, most of the mining on Nome Creek took place upstream, in the Circle quadrangle (ARDF no. CI041).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Coarse placer gold, in 2 to 4 feet of pay gravel, was first found near the mouth of Ophir Creek in 1910 (Ellsworth and Parker, 1911, p. 165; Ellsworth, 1912). However, most of the mining and all of the dredging took place upstream in the Circle quadrangle (ARDF no. CI041).
Geologic map unit (-147.044478502328, 65.3665908133738)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some placer mining occurred prior to WWI in lower Nome Creek. The upper portion of Nome Creek lies within the Circle quadrangle (ARDF no. CI041), and has been actively mined up until at least 1982 (Menzie and others, 1983).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Mining reported before WWI, but no record of amount of production.