Hazel Creek (Flambeau 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 64.7062
Longitude -165.1056
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Location and accuracy This alluvial gold placer mine is on Hazel Creek, a small west tributary to Flambeau River. Flambeau River is the next major drainage east of Nome River. Some small-scale placer mining took place on lower Hazel Creek where it enters the valley of Flambeau River. The map location is at an elevationof about 300 feet in the SE1/4 section 17, T. 9 S., R. 32 W., Kateel River Meridian. The location is probably accurate within one-quarter mile; it is locality 144 of Cobb (197 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Some small-scale placer gold mining took place in about 1905 on lower Hazel Creek where it enters the valley of Flambeau River (Moffit, 1913, p. 101). The eastward extension of the Anvil Creek fault is projected through Hazel Creek near this location (Hummel, 1962 [MF 247]).
Geologic map unit (-165.108214196199, 64.7054432958332)
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, including hydraulic operations, appears to have taken place at this site.
Indication of production Yes; small