|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||MZ|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-5|
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|Location and accuracy||Eakin (1916) reported two gold placer prospects, a half-mile apart, on Fox Creek, in section 13, T. 5 S., R. 17 E., Kateel River Meridian. It is difficult to reconcile his map and modern maps and the locations of the prospects are uncertain. For this record, the site is located midway between their presumed positions, near the center of section 13. But this location is only approximate.|
The drainage basin of Fox Creek is underlain by Upper Cretaceous sandstone, quartz conglomerate, shale, and siltstone (Patton and others, 1977). These rocks are bounded on the northwest and southeast by massive, poorly-sorted, conglomerate with igneous pebbles to cobble size; it is of Albian (Early Cretaceous) age. No igneous rocks are mapped in the Fox Creek drainage.There is only one reference to placer mining activity on Fox Creek. Eakin (1916) reported sluicing on three claims during 1913. The placer claims were in a flat valley about 700 feet wide. There is no record of production.
|Geologic map unit||(-155.330510010091, 65.0541077263837)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||There is only one reference to placer mining on Fox Creek. Eakin (1916) reported sluicing on three claims during 1913. The placer claims were in a flat valley about 700 feet wide. There is no record of any production.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
|Production notes||No record of any production but there may be a small amount.|
Additional commentsThis site is the Fox Creek, U.S. BLM MILS location 0020470010 (Oddenino and others, 1995; Interagency Minerals Coordinating Group, 2004).
Eakin, H.M., 1916, Mineral resources of the Yukon-Koyukuk region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 631, 88 p.
Eberlein, G.D., Chapman, R.M., Foster, H.L., and Gassaway, J.S., 1977, Map and table describing known metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-168-D, 132 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Interagency Minerals Coordinating Group, 2004, Alaska Mineral Locations Database [MAS (Minerals Availability System) and MILS (Mineral Industry Location System)], http://imcg.wr.usgs.gov/dem.html (select Melozitna quadrangle).
U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1995, Minerals Availability System / Minerals Industry Location System CD-ROM MAS/MILS CD-ROM: U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication 95-12.
|Reporters||G.E. Graham, D.J. Szumigala (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)|
|Last report date||1/7/2005|