|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||RB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-6|
|Nearby scientific data||Find additional scientific data near this location|
|Location and accuracy||Gold Run is a north-flowing tributary of Deer Creek, which is a northeast-flowing tributary of the Sulatna River. Gold Run is approximately 8 miles long. Exact locations of prospects along the creek are not known. The Gold Run site corresponds to location 26 of Eberlein and others (1977). Coordinates used to mark this location are in section 16, T. 15 S., R. 16 E., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within 4 miles. (The 1:250,000-scale map of the Ruby quadrangle has this creek labeled Gold Run Creek.)|
Geologic descriptionThe bedrock underlying the head of Gold Run consists of Mesozoic intermediate to mafic intrusive rocks, and Paleozoic slate, siltstone, chert, graywacke, and limestone (Puchner and others, 1998). Good gold prospects were reported in 1916 by Mertie and Harrington (1916), but no mining was reported. There are no later reports of mining or prospecting along this creek (Cobb and Chapman, 1981).
|Geologic map unit||(-155.710757129369, 64.1846332583658)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary?|
|Workings or exploration||Prospecting reported in or before 1915 (Mertie and Harrington, 1916).|
|Indication of production||None|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Ruby quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-405, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
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.
Eberlein, G.D., Chapman, R.M., Foster, H.L., and Gassaway, J.S., 1977, Map and table describing known metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-168-D, 132 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Mertie, J.B., Jr., and Harrington, G.L., 1916, Mineral resources of the Ruby-Kuskokwim region, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral Resources of Alaska, Report on Progress of Investigations in 1915: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 642-H, p. 223-266.
|Reporters||C.E. Cameron (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)|
|Last report date||3/22/2000|