Eldorado Creek (tributary of Flint Creek)

Prospect, 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-5
Latitude 64.37686
Longitude -155.40352
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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 setting

Geologic description

The 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.

Production and reserves

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