|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-1|
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|Location and accuracy||This alluvial placer gold mine is on Deer Gulch, a north headwater tributary to Dexter Creek (NM303). The map location is at the mouth of Deer Gulch, just north of the center of section 31, T. 10 S., R. 33 W., Kateel River Meridian. It is included in locality 118 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]).|
Geologic descriptionDeer Gulch is one of several small headwater tributaries of Dexter Creek (NM303) that head in areas where high-level auriferous gravels have been mined (for example, NM246 and NM247). Placer gold mining in these tributaries took place before 1908; some of the deposits were very rich (Brooks and others, 1901; Collier and others, 1908). Much of the placer gold in the headwaters of Dexter Creek, including Deer Gulch, is probably derived from reworking the high-level gravels.
|Geologic map unit||(-165.346907010672, 64.5790362163922)|
|Mineral deposit model||Alluvial placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Some small-scale surface placer mining took place on Deer Gulch before 1908.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Brooks, A.H., Richardson, G.B., Collier, A.J., and W.C. Mendenhall, 1901, A reconnaissance in the Cape Nome and adjacent gold fields of Seward Peninsula, Alaska, in 1900: U.S. Geological Survey Special Publication, p. 1-185, maps.
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||7/10/2000|