Canyon Creek

Occurrence, Active

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 B-3
Latitude 63.43
Longitude -154.34
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Location and accuracy The Canyon Creek placer occurrence is situated in Canyon Creek at an elevation of 1,250 feet (381 m) in Section 1, T. 24 S., R. 23 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. Location is imprecise and judged to be within a one mile (1.6 km) radius.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Brown (1926) mentions that placer gold was found in Canyon Creek around 1920. No details as to the thickness of overburden, pay gravels or grade are known. Age of mineralization is unknown.
Geologic map unit (-154.3423322927, 63.4294050322523)
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.



Reporters Bundtzen, T.K. (Pacific Rim Geological Consulting)
Last report date 6/7/1998