|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||RB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-5|
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|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 descriptionProspecting 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.|
|Workings or exploration||Prospecting on Root Creek took place prior to 1933 (Mertie, 1936).|
|Indication of production||None|
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|