|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||RB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-5|
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|Location and accuracy||Eldorado Creek is a 3-mile-long tributary of Flint Creek. Exact locations for prospecting are not known; coordinates are arbitrarily placed at the approximate midpoint of the creek, in section 12, T. 13 S., R. 17 E. of the Kateel River meridian. The location is accurate within a 1.5 miles.|
Geologic descriptionThe bedrock underlying Eldorado Creek is Paleozoic phyllite and quartzite (Puchner and others, 1998). Mertie (1936) reported that prior to 1933, prospecting occurred along the creek, however no information on follow-up work was found in the literature, including Cobb and Chapman (1981). Several holes were drilled into the bed of Eldorado Creek by unknown persons during the early 1980s but results were poor (Pete Haggland, oral communication, 2000).
|Geologic map unit||(-155.405939412025, 64.3762576672856)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Eldorado Creek was prospected prior to 1933 (Mertie, 1936). Several holes were drilled into Eldorado Creek during the early 1980s by unknown persons but results were poor (Pete Haggland, oral communication, 2000).|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Cobb, E.H., and Chapman, R.M., 1981, Mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Kantishna River and Ruby quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-170, 94 p.
Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1936, Mineral deposits of the Ruby-Kuskokwim region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 864-C, p. 115-245.
|Reporters||C.E. Cameron (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)|
|Last report date||3/22/2000|