Willow Creek

Prospect, 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 C-1
Latitude 64.6004
Longitude -165.1389
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Placer mining claims have been staked on Willow Creek, a west tributary to Osborn Creek (Kardex site Kx 284, Heiner and Porter, 1972; Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982). The map location is at an elevation of about 300 feet in the SE1/4 section 19, T. 10 S., R. 33 W., Kateel River Meridian. This location is 1.1 mile north of elevation 1045 and probably accurate to within a third of a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Mining claims have been staked on Willow Creek ), a west tributary to Osborn Creek (Kardex site Kx 284, Heiner and Porter, 1972; Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982). Four claims were located for placer gold in 1967 by Walter Glavinovich, and these claims were still active in 1982. The creek was prospected by mechanical equipment, including dozer. Gold is present but in amounts that were subeconomic during the 1960s and 1970s (P. Glavinovich, oral communication, 2000). The creek is probably cut in gravel walls. A rhyolite sill of Cretaceous or Tertiary age crops out on the hill slope south of the prospect (Hummel, 1962 [MF 247]).
Geologic map unit (-165.141510279771, 64.5996411724648)
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 Surface prospecting has taken place. The claims were active at least from 1967 until 1982.
Indication of production None

References

References

Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982, Mining claim location maps -- Nome quadrangle: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 8 p., 3 sheets, scales 1:63,360 and 1:250,000.
Heiner, L.E., and Porter, Eve, 1972, Alaska Mineral Properties, volume 2: University of Alaska, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report 24, 669 p.
Reporters C.C. Hawley and Travis L. Hudson
Last report date 7/10/2000