California Creek

Occurrence, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag
Other commodities Au
Ore minerals gold; ilmenite; magnetite; silver

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale OP
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 63.0585
Longitude -156.3424
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Location and accuracy California Creek is a northeast-flowing tributary to Yankee Creek, whose mouth is approximately 1000 feet south of the junction of Yankee Creek and the Innoko River. The coordinates are for the location of a pan-concentrate sample collected from California Creek by Bundtzen and others (1987), in the SW1/4SW1/4, sec. 14., T. 28 S., R. 13 E., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within 500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The bedrock in the area around California Creek is mostly sedimentary. The area also contains several Cretaceous or Tertiary monzonite plutons (Chapman and others, 1985), and dikes of varying composition. A pan- concentrate from California Creek contained magnetite, ilmenite, enstatite, anatase, rutile, edenite, two grains of native silver, and one grain of gold (Bundtzen and others, 1987).
Geologic map unit (-156.344760601144, 63.0578701911259)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A pan-concentrate from California Creek contained magnetite, ilmenite, enstatite, anatase, rutile, edenite, two grains of native silver, and one grain of gold (Bundtzen and others, 1987).
Indication of production None

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