Walnut 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 -147.192
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 91; SE1/4NW1/4 sec. 20, T. 3 N., R. 3 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. Placer deposits are in the lower section of Walnut Creek, a tributary of Fairbanks Creek. Accuracy is within 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Coarse gold was mined from shallow placer ground on lower Walnut Creek (Ellsworth and Parker, 1911; Prindle and Katz, 1913). One nugget was valued at $45 (Prindle and Katz, 1913). Production from 1906 to 1908 was worth $8700 from gold valued at $17 per ounce (Prindle and Katz, 1913). Mining was reported from 1906 to 1908 and 1912 (Prindle and Katz, 1913; Ellsworth and Davenport, 1913).
Geologic map unit (-147.194446897117, 65.0745821175409)
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 was reported from 1906 to 1908 and 1912 (Prindle and Katz, 1913; Ellsworth and Davenport, 1913).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Production from 1906 to 1908 was worth $8700 from gold valued at $17 per ounce (Prindle and Katz, 1913).

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