Little Pup (Gulch)

Mine, 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 64.08913
Longitude -155.53162
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Location and accuracy The placer ground at Little Pup is located in the lower section of Little Pup Gulch, a tributary of Poorman Creek. These coordinates correspond to location 30 of Cobb (1972 [MF405]) and place the Little Pup placer ground in section 20, T. 16 S., R. 17 E., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The bedrock underlying the pay streak of Little Pup is phyllite, although schist is present at the mouth of the gulch (Mertie, 1936). There is very little gravel in Little Pup, and it is covered by about 60 feet of muck (Brooks, 1915).
A deep mine was operated in 1914 (Brooks, 1915). A stretch about 450 feet long was worked out before 1933 (Mertie, 1936). The pay streak was about 5 to 18 feet wide and 3,000 feet long and carried good gold values (Mertie, 1936). The ground ran as much as $2.25 (gold at $20.67 per ounce) per square foot of bedrock. Production was reported to be about 230 ounces of gold (Mertie, 1936). The last mention of placer mining was in 1933. Exploration on Little Pup may have occurred in 1934 and 1935 (Mertie, 1936).
Geologic map unit (-155.534008696419, 64.0885267555244)
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 A deep mine was operated in 1914 (Brooks, 1915). A stretch about 450 feet long was worked out before 1933 (Mertie, 1936). Last mention of activity was in 1933, although exploration on Little Pup may have occurred in 1934 and 1935 (Mertie, 1936).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes The ground ran as much as $2.25 (gold at $20.67 per ounce) per square foot of bedrock. Production was reported to be about 230 ounces of gold (Mertie, 1936).

Additional comments

See also Duncan Creek (RB056) and Tenderfoot Creek (RB053).

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