|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||RB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-1|
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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 descriptionThe 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.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||Eberlein and others (1977) reported that a small amount of placer gold was produced from Baker Creek.|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Ruby quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-405, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Eberlein, G.D., Chapman, R.M., Foster, H.L., and Gassaway, J.S., 1977, Map and table describing known metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-168-D, 132 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
|Reporters||C.E. Cameron (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)|
|Last report date||3/22/2000|