Fox Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MZ
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-5
Latitude 65.0547
Longitude -155.328
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
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.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

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.

Production and reserves

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 comments

This site is the Fox Creek, U.S. BLM MILS location 0020470010 (Oddenino and others, 1995; Interagency Minerals Coordinating Group, 2004).

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