|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-3|
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|Location and accuracy||This mine, formerly called Hume Creek (Collier and others, 1908), is about a mile above the mouth of Wesley Creek, an east tributary to Seattle Creek. It is about 1.5 miles southwest of the mouth of Seattle Creek on Tisuk River and is 1.5 miles west of the Nome-Teller road. Seattle Creek was shown as Wesley Creek on some older maps. The mine is locality 2 of Hummel (1975) and locality 56 of Cobb (1972 [MF463]; 1978 [OFR 78-93]). The mine is located within about 1,000 feet.|
Geologic descriptionPlacer gold deposits were worked on Wesley Creek (formerly Hume Creek) with rockers in 1901 and returned 2 to 3 dollars per man per day. Pay gravel was angular chlorite and graphitic schist, with gneiss and granite boulders, covered by about 6 feet of moss and muck (Collier and others, 1908). Bedrock in the area of Wesley Creek is primarily a mafic metavolcanic assemblage (Sainsbury, Smith, and Kachadoorian, 1972).
|Geologic map unit||(-166.25244015628, 64.9098264942937)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Small scale placer gold mining by rocker took place on this creek in 1901.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-463, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report 78-93, 213 p.
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.
Hummel, C.L., 1975, Mineral deposits and occurrences, and associated altered rocks in southwest Seward Peninsula, western Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-2, 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000.
|Reporters||C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||10/22/1999|