|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-1|
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|Location and accuracy||Steep Creek flows south from Mount Distin. Placer gold mining occurred on Steep Creek for about 0.75 mile upstream from its confluence with Goldbottom Creek (in the Nome C-1 quadrangle). The location used here is 1.5 miles south of Mount Distin. This is locality 85 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]).|
Geologic descriptionThe gravels of Steep Creek were placer mined for gold over a distance of about 0.75 mile upstream of its confluence with Goldbottom Creek. Much of this mining was before 1905. The pay streak was 60 to 70 feet wide in coarse gravels 1.5 to 4 feet thick, and the concentrates contained magnetite (Moffit, 1913). Gold-bearing lode deposits are present along Steep Creek above the placer workings (see NM091 and NM092).
|Geologic map unit||(-165.391620495535, 64.7498385686704)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Holocene.|
|Workings or exploration||Small-scale placer mining took place along the lower 0.75 miles of Steep Creek, probably before 1905.|
|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.
|Reporters||C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||10/22/1999|