|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-3|
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|Location and accuracy||Fairview Creek flows west-northwest to its mouth in a lagoon at the Bering Sea coast about 3.5 miles northeast of Cape Woolley. The location given is the approximate mid-point of placer mining claims shown in State of Alaska files (Heiner and Porter, 1972). The gold-bearing part of Fairview Creek extends for about 3 miles below an unnamed mined tributary informally called Tomboy Creek (NM008). This is locality 57 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]).|
Gold colors were reported to be locally present on Fairview Creek by Collier and others (1908), and placer mining claims have been located over about 3 miles of its length (Heiner and Porter, 1972). Fairview Creek is wider and more braided downstream where it flows onto the coastal plain. Concentrations of gold, in company with black or ruby sands, would be likely to occur in river bars or points where river velocity changes.Fairview Creek flows near a contact between metavolcanic and metasedimentary units, but it also reworks glacial deposits along its central portion and headwaters (Sainsbury, Smith, and Kachadoorian, 1972). Gold in Fairview Creek may have a somewhat distant source, although the pay streak on its tributary, Tomboy Creek (NM008), was on decomposed chloritic schist bedrock, a possible bedrock source.
|Geologic map unit||(-166.296934260748, 64.8165241602263)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Exploration by pan and rocker back to about 1900. Placer mining claims were active as recently as 1972.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
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.
Heiner, L.E., and Porter, Eve, 1972, Alaska Mineral Properties, volume 2: University of Alaska, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report 24, 669 p.
|Reporters||C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||10/22/1999|