California Creek

Mine, Probably 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-2
Latitude 64.34328
Longitude -153.60895
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Location and accuracy California Creek is a north-flowing tributary of the Titna River and is approximately 6 miles long. The coordinates for the mine site are located in section 19, T. 13 S., R. 27 E. of the Kateel River meridian and correspond to location 11 of Eberlein and others (1977). It is unclear how much of the creek has been mined. The location is accurate within 2 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

California Creek drains a small granitic stock about 0.8 km in diameter that intrudes calcareous schists. It was mined for placer gold during the early 1970s. There is also evidence of placer prospect drill hole lines (Eberlein and others, 1977). In 1980, Pete Haggland (oral communication, 2000) explored California Creek and found minor pay, although it was shallow. In 1991 Tilleson Mining and Exploration explored and mined on the creek (Bundtzen and others, 1992).
Geologic map unit (-153.611374753987, 64.3427127964221)
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 California Creek was mined for placer gold during the early 1970s. There is also evidence of placer prospect drill hole lines (Eberlein and others, 1977). In 1980, Pete Haggland (oral communication, 2000) explored California Creek and found minor pay, although it was shallow. Tilleson Mining and Exploration explored and mined on California Creek in 1991 (Bundtzen and others, 1992).
Indication of production Yes; small

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