|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||MM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-3|
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|Location and accuracy||Slate Creek flows east-northeast to Eldorado Creek; it rises below the southwest end of Brooker Mountain in the westernmost Kantishna Hills. The creek is auriferous from near the Slate Creek antimony mine (MM153) downstream for about two miles where it enters Eldorado Creek. For this record, the site is approximately halfway from the Slate Creek mine to the confluence of Slate and Eldorado Creeks.|
Geologic descriptionSlate Creek originates at the Slate Creek (Taylor) mine (MM153), a complex antimony deposit in a quartzitic unit of the Birch Creek Schist (Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984, p. 144). Hawley and Associates (1978) found 3.6 ppm of gold (0.12 ounce of gold per ton) in a soil sample collected southwest of, and upstream from, the mine. The soil also contains 660 ppm of antimony (Hawley and Associates, 1978, no. 4, table 4.1-A.(1). Placer claims were located in the creek below the mine and are listed in the Alaska state Kardex file as 66-131. Nothing is known of the grade of the placer deposit.
|Geologic map unit||(-151.041881751873, 63.48459039777)|
|Mineral deposit model||Alluvial gold and possibly antimony placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Holocene.|
|Workings or exploration||Pits and hand-scale testing.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Additional commentsThe deposit is in Denali National Park and Preserve.
Cox, D.P., and Singer, D.A., eds., 1986, Mineral deposit models: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1693, 379 p.
Hawley, C. C. and Associates, Inc, 1978, Mineral appraisal of lands adjacent to Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 24-78, 275 p. (paged by sections).
Thornsberry, V. V., McKee, C. J., and Salisbury, W. G., eds, 1984, 1983 Mineral Resource Studies: Kantishna Hills and Dunkle Mine Areas, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska: U. S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 129-84. 3 Volumes: v. 1, Text; v. 2, Appendices; v. 3, Maps. Prepared by Salisbury & Dietz, Inc., Spokane, WA.
|Last report date||12/18/2000|