|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-1|
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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 descriptionFine 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.|
|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|
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.
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|