Flume Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 65.001
Longitude -147.54
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Location and accuracy The coordinates given are for the approximate center of a 0.5 mile long placered area along Flume Creek, which is about 4 miles northeast of Fox off the Steese Highway; NE1/4 sec. 18, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold was mined by open-cut in 1915 and by small scale operations in the 1960s (Brooks, 1915; Eberlein and others, 1977).
Geologic map unit (-147.542440542606, 65.0005740001635)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Open-cut placer gold mining was reported in 1915 (Brooks, 1915, p. 59). Small-scale mining was reported a few years in the 1960s (Eberlein and others, 1977, p. 39).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Mining has been reported but the amount of gold produced is unknown.