Beaver Creek (tributary of Poorman 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 A-6
Latitude 64.08167
Longitude -155.72703
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Location and accuracy Beaver Creek is a southeast-flowing tributary of Poorman Creek and is about 5 miles long. This site corresponds to location 31 of Cobb (1972 [MF405]) and is located in section 21, T. 16 S., R. 16 E., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The bedrock under Beaver Creek is probably weathered basaltic greenstone (Eberlein and others, 1977). Placer gold was initially discovered in 1930 at the bottom of a 60-foot shaft. The gold-bearing gravel was mined from 1930 to 1932, and the discoverers may have removed as much as 315 ounces from a drift at the bottom of the shaft (Mertie, 1936). The gold was found on bedrock, and there was very little gravel. Since continuity was not found, mining stopped in 1932 (Mertie, 1936).
Geologic map unit (-155.729419556869, 64.0810643498806)
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 Between 1930 and 1932, Beaver Creek was mined from a 60-foot deep shaft (Mertie, 1936).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Mertie (1936) reported as much as 315 ounces of gold may have been removed from a shaft mined between 1930 and 1932.