|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
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|Location and accuracy||This alluvial gold placer prospect is on Divining Creek, a small east tributary to Snake River. This locality is upstream of the Snake River road crossing of Divining Creek and 1.6 miles north-northwest of Mount Byrnteson. The map location is in the NW1/4 section 2, T. 10 S., R. 33 W., Kateel River Meridian. It is locality 93 of Cobb (1972 [MF 46], 1978 [OFR 78-93]).|
Geologic descriptionDivining Creek reportedly contains small amounts of placer gold and scheelite in 5- to 6-foot-thick gravels that are as much as 125 feet wide and extend along about 4,000 feet of the creek (Thorne and others, 1948). There is no reported mining. Bedrock in the area is graphitic schist probably of early Paleozoic protolith age (Hummel, 1962 [MF 247]; Sainsbury, Hummel, and Hudson, 1972 [OFR 72-326]; Till and Dumoulin, 1994; Bundtzen and others, 1994).
|Geologic map unit||(-165.424912351154, 64.6569354964306)|
|Mineral deposit model||Alluvial placer Au and scheelite deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||There are no reported workings or mining on Divining Creek.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
|MRDS Number||A012891; D002577|
Bundtzen, T.K., Reger, R.D., Laird, G.M., Pinney, D.S., Clautice, K.H., Liss, S.A., and Cruse, G.R., 1994, Progress report on the geology and mineral resources of the Nome mining district: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, Public Data-File 94-39, 21 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
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.
Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome C-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-247, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
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.
Thorne, B.L., Muir, N.M., Erickson, A.W., Thomas, B.I., Heide, H.E., and Wright, W.S., 1948, Tungsten deposits of Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 4174, 51 p.
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||7/10/2000|