Bedrock Creek

Mine, Active

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Sn; W
Ore minerals cassiterite; gold; scheelite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.0655
Longitude -147.4414
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Location and accuracy The coordinates are the approximate center of placered ground on Bedrock Creek, in the NW1/4NW1/4 sec. 30, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

As least some placer mining was done on Bedrock Creek as can be seen by the gravels there but details are lacking. Some placer gold was probably produced; cassiterite is common, but scheelite is scarce (Joesting, 1942; ATDM Pamphlet. 1, p. 32).
Geologic map unit (-147.443847913223, 65.0650767687765)
Mineral deposit model Gold (with cassiterite and scheelite) placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration As least some placer mining took place as can be seen by the gravels there, but details are lacking.
Indication of production Undetermined
Production notes As least some gold was probably produced but details are lacking.

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