Wildcat 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 65.016
Longitude -147.717
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 82; SW1/4NE1/4 sec. 10, T. 2 N., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The coordinates given are for the center of placer deposits in the lower one-half mile of Wildcat Creek. Accuracy is within 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Low-grade gold-bearing gravels were mined for about half a mile above the mouth of Wildcat Creek (Prindle and Katz, 1913, p. 101).
Geologic map unit (-147.719443723859, 65.0155698806677)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Mining was reported in 1912, 1913 and 1915 (Ellsworth and Davenport, 1913; Brooks, 1914; Chapin, 1914; Brooks, 1916; B 642).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes No record on amount of production.