Alder 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 65.076
Longitude -147.207
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 91; SE1/4NE1/4 sec. 19, T. 3 N., R. 3 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is an accurate location on the center of the tailings near the mouth of Alder Creek. Alder Creek is a tributary of Fairbanks Creek.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold in shallow stream placers was mined by open-cut method at various times between 1912 and 1940, possibly later, but there was probably no mining after 1959. The creek was worked over a distance of about 0.5 miles from the mouth (Eberlein and others, 1977, p. 59).
Geologic map unit (-147.209447278976, 65.0755817322974)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Placer mining in 1912, 1915, and 1940 (Cobb, 1976; OFR 76-633, p. 8).
Indication of production Yes; small