Cottonwood Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 58.9248
Longitude -154.9374
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Location and accuracy The Cottonwood Creek placer gold occurrence is on a northward-flowing stream that extends to Kulik Lake. The occurrence is about 2.8 miles southeast of the summit of Oakley Peak. It is at an elevation of about 1,000 feet, in the NW1/4 sec. 34, T. 14 S., R. 34 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within one-half mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold occurs in gravels in a stream draining the Lower Jurassic Talkeetna Formation on Oakley Peak. The Talkeetna Formation is a tuffaceous sandstone and siltstone interbedded with tuff and lahar deposits, volcaniclastic conglomerate, and lava flows and breccia (Riehle and others, 1993).
Geologic map unit (-154.939484268273, 58.9241062909416)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Apparently none.
Indication of production None