Quartz 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 64.31302
Longitude -155.19024
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Location and accuracy Quartz Creek is approximately 9 miles long and is an east-flowing tributary of the Sulatna River. No exact location of prospecting along the creek is known; coordinates are arbitrarily placed at the approximate midpoint of the creek, in section 31, T. 13 S., R. 19 E. of the Kateel River meridian. The location is accurate within 5 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The drainage of Quartz Creek is along a thrust fault separating phyllite and quartzite of the Ruby terrane from pelitic schist of the Ruby terrane (Puchner and others, 1998). Intermediate to mafic intrusive rocks are also found at the uppermost headwaters of the creek (Puchner and others, 1998). Quartz Creek was prospected during 1912 (Eakin, 1913). The ground along the creek is as much as 180 feet deep and nearly all frozen (Eakin, 1914 [B578]). No mention of the creek is made in more recent reports.
Geologic map unit (-155.192649846479, 64.3124233693709)
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 Quartz Creek was first prospected in 1912 (Eakin, 1913).
Indication of production None