Our 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 A-2
Latitude 65.017
Longitude -147.875
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
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 setting

Geologic description

Placer 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

Production and reserves

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.

References