Root 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 64.40913
Longitude -155.37444
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Root Creek is not marked on the 1952 USGS Ruby B-5 topographic map (1952, minor revisions in 1973). It is a tributary of Flint Creek, and presumably is located south of Glen Gulch. Coordinates are arbitrarily placed in section 36, T. 12 S., R. 17 E. of the Kateel River meridian. The location is accurate within 5 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Prospecting took place along Root Creek prior to 1933 (Mertie, 1936). There is no mention of more recent work on this creek. Since Root Creek is not labeled on current geologic maps, location and geologic information are uncertain, but the creek is underlain by phyllite and quartzite of the Ruby Terrane (Puchner and others, 1998).
Geologic map unit (-155.376863500816, 64.4085283015912)
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 Prospecting on Root Creek took place prior to 1933 (Mertie, 1936).
Indication of production None