Nome River (2 miles below Banner Creek)

Prospect, 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 64.6147
Longitude -165.2967
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Gold dredging was attempted at this location on Nome River approximately 2 miles below Banner Creek. The map location is at the southwest corner of section 16, T. 10 S., R. 33 W., Kateel River Meridian. It is locality 115 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]) and is probably accurate to within one-third mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Fine gold is commonly found on the bars of Nome River. This site is an area where an unsuccessful dredge operation was attempted below the mouth of Banner Creek (Moffit, 1913).
Geologic map unit (-165.299310933661, 64.6139380537006)
Mineral deposit model Alluvial placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Inasmuch as this location is on the active flood plain of Nome River, remnant tailings or other workings are not likely to be preserved.
Indication of production Undetermined

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