|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-3|
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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 descriptionFive 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.|
|Workings or exploration||Placer gold mining was done by rocker before 1903.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Collier, A.J., Hess, F.L., Smith, P.S., and Brooks, A.H., 1908, The gold placers of parts of Seward Peninsula, Alaska, including the Nome, Council, Kougarok, Port Clarence, and Goodhope precincts: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 328, 343 p.
|Reporters||C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||10/22/1999|