Gold Run (tributary of Deer 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 A-6
Latitude 64.18524
Longitude -155.70836
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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 setting

Geologic description

The 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?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Prospecting reported in or before 1915 (Mertie and Harrington, 1916).
Indication of production None