Nevada 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 64.11838
Longitude -155.66666
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Location and accuracy Nevada Creek is a southeast-flowing tributary of Poorman Creek and is approximately 6 miles long. Coordinates are arbitrarily placed at the midpoint of the creek in section 10, T. 16 S., R. 16 E., Kateel River Meridian and correspond to location 37 of Eberlein and others (1977). The location is accurate within 3 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The headwaters of Nevada Creek are underlain by Tozitna terrane Paleozoic slate, siltstone, chert, graywacke, and limestone in thrust fault contact with Ruby terrane Paleozoic phyllite and quartzite (Puchner and others, 1998). Good placer gold prospects were reported during the winter of 1930-1931. There are no later reports of mining (Smith, 1933).
Geologic map unit (-155.669049042614, 64.1177744833921)
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 Gold prospects were reported along Nevada Creek during the winter of 1930-1931 (Smith, 1933).
Indication of production Undetermined