Rocker Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MC
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-1
Latitude 61.8936
Longitude -141.018
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Location and accuracy This placer gold occurrence is on Rocker Creek at an elevation of about 3,700 feet; it is near the center of section 4, T. 1 N., R. 24 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is locality 184 of MacKevett (1976); the location is probably accurate to within a few thousand feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

MacKevett (1976) identified this locality as a placer gold occurrence. Bedrock in Rocker Creek is mostly Tertiary hypabyssal intrusive rocks (MacKevett, 1978).
Geologic map unit (-141.020102255898, 61.8932738513657)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some small-scale surface workings may be present.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

The locality is in the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve.

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