Stevens 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 64.5208
Longitude -165.2001
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Location and accuracy This alluvial gold placer mine is on Stevens Gulch, a small east tributary to Washington Creek (NM273). The map location is at a surface elevation of about 50 feet. It is just inside the east-central edge of section 23, T. 11 S., R. 33 W., Kateel River Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Fine gold on a clay false bedrock was reportedly discovered in Stevens Gulch by 1900. The deposit apparently is similar to the one nearby on Washington Creek (NM273) (Brooks and others, 1901). Stevens Gulch appears to have been placer mined between surface elevations of about 50 and 100 feet. The low elevation and physiographic setting suggest that coastal plain deposits could be present in parts of this drainage. The placer gold thus could be derived from the reworking of coastal plain deposits, including Third Beach at an elevation of 70 to 80 feet (Metcalfe and Tuck, 1942, p. 32).
Geologic map unit (-165.202705058012, 64.5200386382391)
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 Placer mine tailings are present along this creek at surface elevations of about 50 to 100 feet. At or below about 80 feet, the deposit could be derived by reworking a weakly developed Third Beach.
Indication of production Yes; small

References

References

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.
Metcalfe, J.B., and Tuck, Ralph, 1942, Placer gold deposits of the Nome district, Alaska: Report for U.S. Smelting, Refining, and Mining Co., 175 p.
Reporters C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 7/10/2000