Treasure Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Ag
Ore minerals gold; unknown ag

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 65.023
Longitude -147.725
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This drift mine is just south of the pipeline, west of Treasure Creek; it is approximately 600 yards NNW of the mouth of Wildcat Creek in SW1/4SE1/4 sec. 3, T. 2 N., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Drift mining in the 1990's took place just upstream of this location, above the mouth of Independence Creek (C.J. Freeman, 1999, oral commun.)

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold is found in a buried frozen placer over 200 feet deep. Gold was drift mined from a pay streak from 25 to 225 feet wide and 7 feet thick (Mulligan, 1974). Production from 1907 to 1910 was worth $250,000 with gold valued at $17.77 per ounce (Prindle and Katz, 1913).
Geologic map unit (-147.727444620489, 65.0225698745134)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Gold was drift mined from a paystreak from 25 to 225 feet wide and 7 feet thick (Mulligan, 1974). In 1990, a small drift mine operated and old tailings from pre-WWII drift mines were reprocessed (Swainbank and others, 1991).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Production from 1907 to 1910 was worth $250,000 with gold worth $17.77 per ounce (Prindle and Katz, 1913).

References

MRDS Number A015495

References

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