Clearwater Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Ag
Ore minerals placer gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-4
Latitude 63.54
Longitude -154.94
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Location and accuracy This placer occurrence is located in a tributary of Clearwater Creek along the northern slopes of the Sunshine Mountains at an elevation of about 1,500 feet (457 m) in Section 36, T. 22 S., R. 20 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. Location is imprecisely known to within two miles (3.2 km).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold was noted in Clearwater Creek during the early 20th Century (Brown, 1926; Andrews, 1978). Anomalous gold in stream sediments was noted during AMRAP investigation (King and others, 1983). The placer gold occurrence is found in a second order stream near its intersection with a third order trunk of Clearwater Creek.
Geologic map unit (-154.942352882828, 63.5393989163728)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39c).
Mineral deposit model number 39c

Production and reserves

Indication of production None
Reserve estimates None.


MRDS Number 10307776


Reporters Bundtzen, T.K. (Pacific Rim Geological Consulting)
Last report date 6/6/1998