Basin Creek

Mine, 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 B-6
Latitude 64.40318
Longitude -155.6133
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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 setting

Geologic description

The 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.

Production and reserves

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.

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