Crane 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-1
Latitude 65.075
Longitude -147.239
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 91; SE1/4NE1/4 sec. 24, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Mining most likely occurred in the lower section of Crane Creek, a north tributary of Fairbanks Creek.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Crane Creek is a tributary of Fairbanks Creek and is underlain by quartz muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite quartzose schist (Newberry and others, 1996). About 1,765 ounces of gold was produced in 1908 which assayed at 822 fine (Prindle and Katz, 1913). Recent field observation of Crane Creek indicates that more recent mining has taken place in the lower section of the creek, probably in the 1980s (J. Schaefer, field observation, 1999).
Geologic map unit (-147.241447720935, 65.0745808760124)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Recent field observation of lower Crane Creek indicates that mining has occurred recently, probably in the 1980s (J. Schaefer, field observation, 1999).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes About 1,765 ounces of gold was produced in 1908 (Prindle and Katz, 1913).

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