Daisy Creek

Prospects (?), Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MH
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 63.0391
Longitude -144.8842
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Location and accuracy Daisy Creek flows southeast to enter the Chistochina River about 1 mile south of Dempsey. At least one mile of Daisy Creek was probably staked and explored. The location is the approximate center of claim activity reported as the Daisy Creek placer prospect by Cobb and Kachadoorian (1961). The claims are mainly in the NW1/4 section 4, T. 22 S., R. 15 E., Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Daisy Creek flows through extensive outwash gravels and morainal deposits. Granitic rocks of Permian and Pennsylvanian age crop out on highlands north and south of the creek (Nokleberg and others, 1991).
Placer gold deposits occur in frozen benches along the creek and were actively prospected in 1908 (Moffit, 1909). Plans for thawing and hydraulically mining both Daisy and the Chistochina River at Dempsey (MH355) were announced for 1909, but apparently neither creek was extensively developed. The gold in the bench deposits was probably concentrated from low-grade outwash and moraine deposits during the late Pleistocene or Holocene.
Geologic map unit (-144.886417042495, 63.0386939120247)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au, bench deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Late Pleistocene or Holocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some exploration was done in 1908 (Moffit, 1909).
Indication of production Undetermined
Reserve estimates Possible low-grade gold resource in frozen bench deposits along the creek.

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