|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||NM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-1|
|Nearby scientific data||Find additional scientific data near this location|
|Location and accuracy||This alluvial placer gold mine is on Saunders Creek, a west tributary to Hastings Creek (NM298). The mouth of Saunders Creek is about three quarters of a mile upstream of the Nome-Council road crossing of Hastings Creek. Placer mining took place at elevations of 25 to 50 feet and extended for about three quarters of a mile upstream from the mouth of Saunders Creek. The map location is the approximate midpoint of the placer workings, at the south edge of section 5, 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 descriptionA dredge operated on Saunders Creek in 1911-12 and reportedly worked out the ground (Chapin, 1914). Saunders Creek flows across older parts of the eastern Nome coastal plain, including the projected trace of Third Beach (NM258) (Metcalfe and Tuck, 1942).
|Geologic map unit||(-165.111504654597, 64.4705396603035)|
|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 mine tailings are along about three quarters of a mile of Saunders Creek upstream from its mouth to just beyond the mouth of Grass Creek (NM306).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Chapin, Theodore, 1914, Placer mining on Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-L, p. 385-395.
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.
Metcalfe, J.B., and Tuck, Ralph, 1942, Placer gold deposits of the Nome district, Alaska: Report for U.S. Smelting, Refining, and Mining Co., 175 p.
|Reporters||C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||7/10/2000|