Beaver Creek

Mine, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Ag
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale OP
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 63.5585
Longitude -156.1368
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Location and accuracy Beaver Creek is not labeled on the U.S. Geological Survey topographic map; it is probably the creek that flows through the middle of sections 22 and 27, T. 22 S., R. 14 E. , Kateel River Meridian (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-567]. Beaver Creek is a north-northeast flowing, headwater tributary of Graham Creek. The coordinates are for the approximate midpoint of the creek. The location is accurate within 2 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the vicinity of Beaver Creek are chert, argillite, and volcaniclastic strata (Chapman and others, 1987). Prospecting or mining along Beaver Creek was first reported in 1926 (Holzheimer, 1926 [MR 64-1]. Prospecting and development work are also reported in 1940 (Smith, 1942). At least 1,640 ounces of gold and 163 ounces of silver were recovered from Beaver Creek between 1910 and 1950 (Bundtzen and others, 1987). The average fineness of the gold at Beaver Creek is 910 (Metz and Hawkins, 1981).
Also see OP003.
Geologic map unit (-156.139182543979, 63.5578870786086)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Prospecting or mining along Beaver Creek was first reported in 1926 (Holzheimer, 1926 [MR 64-1]. Prospecting and development work are also reported in 1940 (Smith, 1942). There is no report of any further prospecting or mining.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes At least 1,640 ounces of gold and 163 ounces of silver were mined from Beaver Creek between 1910 and 1950 (Bundtzen and others, 1987).

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