|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||LG|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-1|
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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 descriptionGold 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|
|Workings or exploration||Placer mining in 1912, 1915, and 1940 (Cobb, 1976; OFR 76-633, p. 8).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Brooks, A.H., 1914, Mineral resources of Alaska; report on progress of investigations in 1913: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592, 413 p.
Chapin, Theodore, 1914, Lode mining near Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-J, p. 321-355.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-413, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-819, 241 p.
Eberlein, G.D., Chapman, R.M., Foster, H.L., and Gassaway, J.S., 1977, Map and table describing known metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-168-D, 132 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Ellsworth, C.E., and Davenport, R.W., 1913, Placer mining in the Yukon-Tanana region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 542-F, p. 203-222.
Smith, P.S., 1942, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1940: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 933-A, p. 1-102.
Smith, S.S., 1917, The mining industry in the territory of Alaska during the calendar year 1915: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 142, 66 p.
|Reporters||C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||5/4/1999|