Banner Creek

Prospect, 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 64.21338
Longitude -155.57241
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Location and accuracy Banner Creek is a northeast-flowing tributary of the Sulatna River. It is approximately 3 miles long and has four unnamed tributaries. Exact locations of prospecting along the creek are not known; coordinates correspond to location 3 of Eberlein and others (1977) and are arbitrarily placed at the approximate midpoint of the creek, in section 6, T. 15 S., R. 17 E., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within 2 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The bedrock underlying most of Banner Creek is unknown, but Paleozoic phyllite and quartzite can be found at its head (Puchner and others, 1998). The head of Banner Creek also flows within a mile of a thrust fault between Paleozoic phyllite and schist and Mesozoic mafic intrusive rocks (Puchner and others, 1998). The creek was prospected prior to 1915 (Mertie and Harrington, 1916, 1924). Prospecting probably took place near the head of the creek, but no mining was reported (Mertie and Harrington, 1916, 1924). In the early 1980s, the Green brothers drilled some holes to test the placer gold content of gravels along Banner Creek (Pete Haggland, oral communication, 2000).
Geologic map unit (-155.574808524224, 64.2127749255811)
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 Prior to 1915, prospecting occurred along Banner Creek (Mertie and Harrington, 1916). More recent prospecting took place in the early 1980s, when the Green brothers drilled some holes along the creek (Pete Haggland, oral communication, 2000).
Indication of production None
Production notes There is no record of mining along this creek.