|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-2|
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|Location and accuracy||Canyon Creek is a major drainage in the western Kigluaik Mountains. Placer mining claims were reported along about 6 miles of the stream and the location given is the approximate mid-point of the claimed area This is Kardex site Kx 52-89 of Heiner and Porter (1972, p. 162).|
Geologic descriptionCanyon Creek is a major drainage in the western Kigluaik Mountains. Placer mining claims were reported along about 6 miles of the stream, and the location given is the approximate mid-point of the claimed area shown as Kardex site Kx 52-89 by Heiner and Porter (1972, p. 162). Smith (1930 [B 810-A]) reported prospecting activity on one locality in 1927. The creek is in a broad glacially sculpted valley. Placer gold deposits are probably of transient river-bar type derived from undiscovered lodes in the Kigluaik Mountains. Bedrock in this area is mostly amphibolite facies metasedimentary rocks (Sainsbury, Hummel, and Hudson, 1972; Till and Dumoulin, 1994; Hannula and others, 1995).
|Geologic map unit||(-165.934844315332, 64.9504332002634)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Holocene.|
|Workings or exploration||Exploration work has probably only been by pan or rocker; some gold may have been produced at one locality in 1927 (Smith, 1930, B 810-A, p. 36).|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Hannula, K.A., Miller, E.L., Dumitru, T.A., Lee, Jeffrey, and Rubin, C.M., 1995, Structural and metamorphic relations in the southwest Seward Peninsula, Alaska; Crustal extension and the unroofing of blueschists: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 107, p. 536-553.
Heiner, L.E., and Porter, Eve, 1972, Alaska Mineral Properties, volume 2: University of Alaska, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report 24, 669 p.
Sainsbury, C.L., Hummel, C.L., and Hudson, Travis, 1972, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Nome quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-326, 28 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Smith, P.S., 1930, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1927 and Administrative Report: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 810-A, p. 1-64.
Till, A.B., and Dumoulin, J.A, 1994, Geology of Seward Peninsula and St. Lawrence Island, in Plafker, G., and Berg, H.C., eds., The Geology of Alaska: Geological Society of America, DNAG, The Geology of North America, v. G-1, p. 141-152.
|Reporters||C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||10/22/1999|