|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||LG|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-2|
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|Location and accuracy||Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 77, 78; SW1/4NW1/4 sec. 12, T. 2 N., R. 2 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The Our Creek placer mine is in the vicinity of the confluence of Our Creek and Any Creek, about 7 miles SW of the nearly abandoned town of Olnes. Accuracy is within 2,000 feet.|
Geologic descriptionPlacer gold was discovered in 1906. Bedrock is mainly schist with 'a small amount of rusty granitic rock' (Prindle and Katz, 1913). The depth to bedrock is 75 feet where most of the work took place (Prindle and Katz, 1913). In the lower part of the valley, prospect holes were sunk to a depth of 317 and 218 feet (Prindle and Katz, 1913). A nugget worth $12 was found in 1908 (Prindle and Katz, 1913).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.877444863609, 65.0165678273252)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Workings or exploration||In the lower part of the valley, prospect holes were sunk to a depth of 317 and 218 feet (Prindle and Katz, 1913). Small-scale mining in 1908.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||$5,000 worth of production was reported in 1908 (Prindle and Katz, 1913); gold worth $18.43 per ounce.|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-413, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-819, 241 p.
Prindle, L.M., 1908, The Fairbanks and Rampart quadrangles, Yukon-Tanana region, Alaska, with a section on the Rampart placers, by F.L. Hess, and a paper on the water supply of the Fairbanks region, by C.C. Covert: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 337, 102 p.
Prindle, L.M., and Katz, F.J., 1909, The Fairbanks gold-placer region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 379-E, p. 181-200.
|Reporters||C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||5/4/1999|