Peluk Creek

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 B-1
Latitude 64.4996
Longitude -165.3438
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Location and accuracy The mouth of Peluk Creek is on Norton Sound about 1.5 miles southeast of Nome. This location is at an elevation of about 50 feet and upstream of the projected Second Beach crossing of Peluk Creek. The map locationis at the north-central boundary of section 31, T. 11 S., R. 33 W., Kateel River Meridian. It is locality 140 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold mining has taken place in at least two locations on Peluk Creek. Near the head of the creek, at a surface elevation of about 100 feet in the Nome C-1 quadrangle, mining produced about 100 ounces of coarse, rough, and iron-stained gold from 4 feet of angular gravel pay on a 4-foot-thick clay false bedrock (Collier and others, 1908). Schist bedrock was 72 to 82 feet deep in this area (30 feet above sea level), and the lower 40 feet of the gravel contained 0.1 to 0.4 ounce of gold per cubic yard. Elsewhere on Peluk Creek, non-float placer mining took place as recently as 1940 (Smith, 1942). This mining may have been lower on the creek where it reworks coastal plain deposits such as Second Beach (NM256).
Geologic map unit (-165.346397612288, 64.4988346884295)
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 gold tailings are locally present on Peluk Creek.
Indication of production Yes; small