|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-1|
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|Location and accuracy||Irene Creek is the first east tributary to Nome River upstream from its mouth on Norton Sound. The map location is in the SE1/4 section 35, T. 11 S., R. 33 W., Kateel River Meridian. This location is about 4,000 feet due north of the Nome-Council road and 2.5 miles east-northeast of the Nome-Council road crossing of Nome River. It is locality 123 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]) and is probably accurate to within one-half mile.|
Geologic descriptionPlacer gold mining has occurred locally on Irene Creek dating back to a least 1916 (Mertie, 1918 [B 662-I, p. 425-449]). Most of Irene Creek flows across older parts of the Nome coastal plain, including the eastern trace of Third Beach (NM258).
|Geologic map unit||(-165.206602313461, 64.4872379201643)|
|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 gold tailings are locally present on Irene Creek.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
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.
|Reporters||C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||7/10/2000|