Gunn Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities W
Other commodities Au; Cr; Zn
Ore minerals chromite; gold; ilmenite; magnetite; scheelite; sphalerite
Gangue minerals olivine; zircon

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 63.1629
Longitude -145.4904
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Location and accuracy This placer occurrence is on Gunn Creek, about 1.2 miles north-northeast of Oxbow Lake. It is at an elevation of approximately 3,200 feet in the SE1/4SW1/4 of section 20, T. 20 S., R. 12 E., Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A pan-concentrate sample of stream gravels at this site contained chromite, gold, ilmenite, magnetite, olivine, scheelite, sphalerite, and zircon (Rose and Saunders, 1965, p. 15). The source of some of these minerals may be glacial till and possibly granite that has been reported in this vicinity (Rose and Saunders, 1965).
Geologic map unit (-145.492629530613, 63.1624852507385)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Indication of production None