Center Creek

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale RB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-5
Latitude 64.80074
Longitude -155.41408
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Location and accuracy Center Creek is a 2-mile-long, south-flowing unnamed stream. It empties into Bootlegger slough, a slough off of the Yukon River, approximately 3 miles upstream from the mouth of the Melozitna River. The coordinates from Eberlein and others (1977), location 12, correspond to this mineral occurrence and were the source of those listed above. The mineralization is estimated to fall in or near section 15, T. 8 S., R17 E. and the accuracy is within several miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock at or near the prospect consists of quartz lenses and stringers within shear zones in schist (Maddren, 1910). Some of the quartz veins are as much as 5 feet wide. In 1906, a 150-foot adit was driven into a quartz vein within slaty schist (Maddren, 1909). Most of the vein probably was barren, but a surface sample assayed 3.1 ounces of gold per ton (Eberlein and others, 1977).
Geologic map unit (-155.416549860179, 64.8001410392101)
Mineral deposit model Gold and quartz veins.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration In 1906 an adit was driven on and near one of the quartz bodies. The straight adit could not follow the irregularities of the quartz stringers, and so most of the adit was in schist country rock; the adit had collapsed by July 1908 (Maddren, 1909).
Indication of production Undetermined