Garryowen Creek?

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale NR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 64.9107
Longitude -160.5271
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The location of Garryowen Creek in the Norton Bay quadrangle is uncertain; it is not named on any U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps of the quadrangle. Cobb (1976 [OFR 76-866]) suggests that this prospect is not on the Garryowen Creek in the Candle quadrangle. Instead, he places it on an unnamed, approximately 8-mile-long tributary to the Inglutalik River, about 12 miles northeast of its mouth. We infer from Cobb's description that this tributary is Garryowen Creek. The coordinates are for this location. The location is accurate within 50 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Colors of gold were reported along Garryowen Creek prior to 1911 (Smith and Eakin, 1911). There is no record of any subsequent prospecting or mining. The rocks in the vicinity of Garryowen Creek are Cretaceous Shaktolik Group graywacke, shale, conglomerate, and grit, and Cretaceous Ungalik conglomerate (Cass, 1959).
Geologic map unit (-160.529683761964, 64.9100281318227)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Colors of gold were reported along Garryowen Creek prior to 1911 (Smith and Eakin, 1911). There is no record of any subsequent prospecting or mining.
Indication of production None

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