Unnamed (in Snowshoe Gulch)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 64.7085
Longitude -165.6879
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Snowshoe Gulch is an east tributary to Cripple River; the mouth of the Snowshoe Gulch stream is 1.3 miles upstream from where the Nome-Teller road crosses Cripple River. The location is of one claim located in 1977 and reported as Kardex site Kx 52-330 (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982). The claim is at an elevation of about 500 feet on Snowshoe Gulch; its location is approximate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold can be panned from Snowshoe Gulch, and this claim was probably staked for placer gold. Bedrock of Snowshoe Gulch is almost entirely massive marble (Bundtzen and others, 1994).
Geologic map unit (-165.690529695397, 64.7077354850179)
Mineral deposit model Alluvial placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A single mining claim was located in 1977.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10307965


Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982, Mining claim location maps -- Nome quadrangle: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 8 p., 3 sheets, scales 1:63,360 and 1:250,000.
Reporters C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 3/12/2000