Divining Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au; W
Ore minerals gold; scheelite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NM
Latitude 64.6577
Longitude -165.4223
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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 setting

Geologic description

Divining 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.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration There are no reported workings or mining on Divining Creek.
Indication of production Undetermined


MRDS Number A012891; D002577


Reporters C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 7/10/2000