Nolan Creek

Mine, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-3
Latitude 64.9357
Longitude -166.2649
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Location and accuracy Nolan Creek appears to be the placer mine site described by Collier and others (1908) as 'a small southern tributary of Tisuk River, name not known, 6 miles from the coast'. Nolan Creek is the only south tributary for a several-mile stretch above Seattle (or Wesley) Creek, which was named at the time of Collier's visit. The location is uncertain, but it is probably known within about a half-mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Five feet of gravel that contained 3 to 10 cents gold per pan, was reported to be present in the lower part of the creek near the Tisuk River flood plain (Collier and others, 1908, p. 220). The ground was idle when examined by Collier in 1903 but reportedly produced from 3 to 10 dollars per day per man by rocker, hence was richer than Hume (NM004) and Tomboy (NM008) Creeks also described by Collier and his associates in the same general region. Bedrock, exposed at least locally along most of Tisuk River and tributaries such as Nolan Creek, is primarily a mafic metavolcanic assemblage (Sainsbury, Smith, and Kachadoorian, 1972).
Geologic map unit (-166.26754260836, 64.9349265692256)
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 Placer gold mining was done by rocker before 1903.
Indication of production Yes; small