Hudson 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-2
Latitude 65.235
Longitude -153.6609
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Location and accuracy A placer gold prospect on Hudson Creek was identified on a map by Eakin (1916), but it is difficult to reconcile that map with modern maps and locate it exactly. Mining claims were in staked in 1989 in sections 11 and 14, T. 3 S., R. 25 E., Kateel River Meridian (Kardex file 047-029; unpublished record, Alaska Division of Mining, Land & Water). For this record, the site is located on one of those claims at the junction of Hudson Creek with a west-flowing tributary, in the SE1/4 of section 11, T. 3 S., R. 25 E. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the vicinity of Hudson Creek and its headwaters are Precambrian or Paleozoic, greenschist-grade, quartz-chlorite-muscovite schist and micaceous quartzite and subordinate greenstone, glaucophane-bearing schist, and marble (Patton and others, 1977). The prospect is less than 1 mile west of a small stock of porphyritic, biotite quartz monzonite east of Gold Mountain. Patton and others (1977) correlate the quartz monzonite, which is altered and slightly cataclastic, with the Lower Cretaceous Melozitna pluton, dated at 111 +/- 3 Ma. The upper reaches of Hudson Creek parallel the quartz monzonite-schist contact.
Eakin (1916) reported a placer gold prospect on Hudson Creek, but did not describe any mining or production. Pete Vournas staked 8 mining claims in 1989 along Hudson Creek in sections 11 and 14, T. 3 S., R. 25 E. (Kardex file 047-029; unpublished record, Alaska Division of Mining, Land & Water). He did assessment work on the claims in 1990, but there is no record of any further work.
Geologic map unit (-153.663431710266, 65.2344443061238)
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 Eakin (1916) reported a placer gold prospect on Hudson Creek, but did not describe any mining or production. Pete Vournas staked 8 mining claims in 1989 along Hudson Creek in sections 11 and 14, T. 3 S., R. 25 E. (Kardex file 047-029; unpublished record, Alaska Division of Mining, Land & Water). He did assessment work on the claims in 1990, but there is no record of any further work.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

This site is the Hudson Creek, U.S. BLM MILS location 0020470006 (Oddenino and others, 1995; Interagency Minerals Coordinating Group, 2004).

References

References

Reporters D.J. Szumigala (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)
Last report date 1/31/2005