Baker Creek

Mine, 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 A-1
Latitude 64.24868
Longitude -153.05198
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Location and accuracy Baker Creek is a northeast-flowing creek that drains from VABM Baker. The site coordinates mark the approximate center of placer gold occurrences in Baker Creek and are analogous to location 38 of Cobb (1972 [MF405]). The coordinates fall in the northwest corner of section 25, T. 14 S., R. 29 E., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within 2 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The bedrock underlying Baker Creek is probably a low-grade phyllitic schist (Eberlein and others, 1977). Placer gold was reported at Baker Creek in 1918 by Eakin (1918). The old prospect is located near a pluton that ranges in composition from granite to diorite (Puchner and others, 1998). The extent of mining and workings in this area was apparently small (Eberlein and others, 1977).
Geologic map unit (-153.054383002141, 64.248122702463)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Eberlein and others (1977) reported that a small amount of placer gold was produced from Baker Creek.