Deer Gulch

Mine, Probably 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-1
Latitude 64.5798
Longitude -165.3443
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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 setting

Geologic description

Deer 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.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Some small-scale surface placer mining took place on Deer Gulch before 1908.
Indication of production Yes; small