|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||MK|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-5|
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|Location and accuracy||The American Creek placer deposit includes an approximately ten mile section of stream deposits along American Creek. American Creek is located between Sugarloaf Mountain and Nonvianuk (sometimes spelled Nanwhyenuk) Lake. For this record, the midpoint of the deposit is at an elevation of about 300 feet in the SW1/4 of T. 14 S., R 38 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate within one-half mile.|
Geologic descriptionPlacer gold occurs in stream gravels of American Creek. The headwaters of American Creek drain Lower Tertiary andesitic and dacitic lava flows and breccias (Riehle and others, 1993). A claim was active from 1918 through 1984 when the National Park Service evicted the claimant.
|Geologic map unit||(-155.651233100996, 58.9385907532259)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Apparently none of significance.|
|Indication of production||Yes|
The alternate claim names include: William Hammersly, Discovery, Alex Grant. The claim was active from 1918 through 1984 when the National Park Service evicted the claimant. The deposit is located within Katmai National Park and Preserve.MAS/MILS number 0021260011.
Church, S.E., Riehle, J.R, Magoon, L.B., and Campbell, D.L., 1992, Mineral and energy resource assessment maps of the Mount Katmai, Naknek, and western Afognak quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 2021-F, 22 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||F.H. Wilson, S.E. Church, and D.P. Bickerstaff (U.S. Geological Survey)|
|Last report date||8/31/2005|