|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||RB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-6|
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|Location and accuracy||Basin Creek is location 4 of Eberlein and others, 1977. Basin Creek is a south-flowing, nine-mile-long tributary of Long Creek. The exact location of prospecting and mining is unknown. Coordinates are arbitrarily placed at the approximate midpoint of the stream in section 35, T. 12 S., R. 16 E. of the Kateel River meridian. The location is accurate within 4 miles.|
Geologic descriptionThe type of bedrock underlying Basin Creek is not known, due to the covering of Quaternary deposits in the stream valley. Mertie and Harrington (1916) reported gold production from Basin Creek in 1915. This reference may refer to two of Basin Creek's tributaries, Swift and Willow Creeks, which were also mined (Cobb and Chapman, 1981; Eberlein and others, 1977). Basin Creek was prospected more recently during the 1980s (Pete Haggland, oral communication, 2000).
|Geologic map unit||(-155.615721548197, 64.4025727521765)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Gold production from Basin Creek was reported in 1915 by Mertie and Harrington (1916). This reference may refer to two of Basin Creek's tributaries, Swift and Willow Creeks, which were also mined (Cobb and Chapman, 1981; Eberlein and others, 1977). Basin Creek was prospected during the 1980s (Pete Haggland, oral communication, 2000).|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
|Production notes||Some placer gold may have been recovered from this creek.|
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.
Mertie, J.B., Jr., and Harrington, G.L., 1916, Mineral resources of the Ruby-Kuskokwim region, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral Resources of Alaska, Report on Progress of Investigations in 1915: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 642-H, p. 223-266.
|Reporters||C.E. Cameron (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)|
|Last report date||3/22/2000|