Steamboat 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 65.011
Longitude -147.517
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 89; SW1/4SE1/4 sec. 10, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The coordinates given are for the approximate center of placer mining that occurred along the lower and middle section of Steamboat Creek. Accuracy is within 1,500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A narrow pay streak of gold-bearing gravel was mined in 1915 (Brooks, 1916; B 642). The gold was worth $18 per ounce (Prindle and Katz, 1913). Placer ground is shallow in lower to middle part of the stream course where mining took place. The creek was re-mined by open-cut methods from 1966 to 1968.
Geologic map unit (-147.519441523568, 65.0105748872471)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Small-scale placer and open-cut mining in 1915 and from 1966 to 1968.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes No data on total production.