Boston Creek

Prospects, 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 C-6
Latitude 64.64129
Longitude -155.49618
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Location and accuracy Boston Creek is location 10 of Eberlein and others, 1977. Boston Creek is approximately 8 miles long, and is a west-flowing tributary of Main Creek. The coordinates above, corresponding to those of location 10 of Eberlein and others (1977), fall in section 8, T. 10 S., R. 17 E. of the Kateel River meridian. No specific location has been recorded for the prospects at the headwaters of Boston Creek. Location is accurate within 4 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Boston Creek is underlain by Paleozoic phyllite and quartzite at its head (Puchner and others, 1998). In the winter of 1907-08, an undetermined small number of prospect holes were sunk along the creek. A few colors of gold may have been found, and pyrite was reported (Maddren, 1910).
Geologic map unit (-155.498631286724, 64.6406865736434)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration In 1907-08, a few prospect holes were sunk along the creek (Maddren, 1910).
Indication of production None