Eldorado Creek (tributary of Poorman 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 64.10335
Longitude -155.69892
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Location and accuracy Eldorado Creek is approximately 4 1/2 miles long and is a southeast-flowing tributary of Poorman Creek. Exact location of the prospect is unknown however; the coordinates used correspond to location 16 of Eberlein and others (1977). The site is marked at the approximate midpoint of the stream, in section 16, T. 16 S., R. 16 E., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within 2.5 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The upper part of Eldorado Creek is underlain by Paleozoic phyllite and quartzite (Puchner and others, 1998). Good gold prospects were reported along the creek in 1930 and 1931, but there is no later mention of any further development (Smith, 1933; Eberlein and others, 1977; Cobb and Chapman, 1981).
Geologic map unit (-155.701309580218, 64.1027443886233)
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 Good gold prospects were reported during 1930 and 1931 (Smith, 1933).
Indication of production Undetermined