Unnamed (placer mine west of Nome River)

Mine, 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 64.6204
Longitude -165.3187
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Placer mine tailings were mapped by Bundtzen and others (1994) in an unnamed east-flowing tributary to Nome River. The creek is in section 17, T. 10 S., R. 33 W., Kateel River Meridian. The tailings are at an elevation of about 300 feet. The location is accurate within about 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer mine tailings at a former mine site were mapped by Bundtzen and others (1994) in an unnamed east-flowing tributary of Nome River. Bedrock near the mine site is the chlorite rich metaturbidite schist and marble unit of Bundtzen and others (1994). The mine site is about one-half mile west of the Anvil Creek fault.
Geologic map unit (-165.321311620929, 64.6196376200397)
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 This placer mine was worked by surface open-cut operations.
Indication of production Yes; small

Additional comments

This small mine apparently is just above the Seward Ditch, and just below an unnamed ditch.

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