Hastings 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 64.4744
Longitude -165.0961
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Location and accuracy The mouth of Hastings Creek is on Norton Sound about 9.5 miles southeast of Nome. The confluence of Saunders and Hastings Creeks is about 5,000 feet upstream of the Nome-Council road crossing of Saunders Creek. About 1.5 miles of lower Hastings Creek has, at least locally, been placer mined for gold. The map location is the approximate midpoint of the placer workings, in the SW1/4 section 4, T. 12 S., R. 32 W., Kateel River Meridian. It is included in locality 133 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

About 1.5 miles of lower Hastings Creek has, at least locally, been placer mined for gold. Mining included dredging in 1916-18 and 1930 (Cobb, 1978, OFR 78-93). Some of this mining was near or on Second Beach (NM256), as well as farther inland (Collier and others, 1908; Moffit, 1913). Most of the creek flows across older parts of the Nome coastal plain, including the projected trace of Third Beach (NM258).
Geologic map unit (-165.09870539414, 64.4736400585874)
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 Hastings Creek.
Indication of production Yes; small

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