Chathenda 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-2
Latitude 62.0702
Longitude -141.936
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This placer prospect is on Chathenda Creek near the mouth of Salt Creek in the NE1/4 of section 4, T. 3 N., R. 19 E. of the Copper River Meridian. This is National Park Service locality WRST-68 (unpublished data) and the coordinates of this prospect were provided by the National Park Service.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An unpublished National Park Service map and accompanying database identify this as a placer gold prospect that was active as early as 1914. Bedrock in Chathenda Creek is Cretaceous volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks peripheral to and south of the mid-Cretaceous, Chisana pluton (Richter and Jones, 1973). This prospect is one of several placer prospects and mines developed within or peripheral to the pluton (Richter and Jones, 1973; Richter and others, 1975).
Geologic map unit (-141.938127252675, 62.0698326094112)
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 placer prospecting occurred here.
Indication of production Undetermined