Notch Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 62.1786
Longitude -142.3388
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This occurrence is on the south side of the valley of Notch Creek valley at an elevation of about 4,400 feet. It is 1.6 miles east of elevation 5850 and 2.2 miles northeast of elevation 7351. The prospect is about 0.4 mile south of the center of section 30, T. 5 N., R. 17 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-53 (unpublished data) and the coordinates for this prospect were provided by the National Park Service.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this as a placer gold prospect that was active as early as 1917. Richter and Matson (1969) show attempted placer mine workings within 3,000 feet of the map site. Richter (1971 [I-655]) shows the area to be one underlain by glacial outwash deposits and younger alluvial fans.
Geologic map unit (-142.340928882047, 62.1782265938304)
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 Some surface placer workings are present.
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

The prospect is in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve.