White Channel 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 64.37575
Longitude -155.14675
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy White Channel Creek is an approximately 5-mile-long, north-flowing tributary of Trail Creek. The exact location of prospecting along this creek is not known. Coordinates are arbitrarily placed at the approximate midpoint of the creek, in section 8, T. 13 S., R. 19 E. of the Kateel River meridian. The location is accurate within 2.5 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The bedrock in the area of White Channel Creek is gabbro (Eberlein and others, 1977). Prospecting was done along the creek in 1914-15, and holes sunk 150 feet to bedrock revealed a layer of white quartz gravel (Mertie, 1936). Apparently there was no mineable pay streak. The muck and alluvium are 60 feet thick near the head of the stream and greater than 180 feet thick in the lower portion of the creek (Eberlein and others, 1977).
Geologic map unit (-155.149167030643, 64.3751544439388)
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 White Channel Creek was prospected during 1914-15, but no mineable deposits were located at that time. No records indicating more recent work were found by the author.
Indication of production None