Spangle 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 64.17546
Longitude -155.51088
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Location and accuracy Spangle Creek is a 2 1/2-mile-long, east-flowing tributary of the Sulatna River. Coordinates corresponding to location 44 of Eberlein and others (1977) mark the approximate center of prospecting on Spangle Creek, in section 21, T. 15 S., R. 17 E., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The headwaters of Spangle Creek are underlain by Ruby terrane phyllite and schist; bedrock downstream is obscured by surficial deposits (Puchner and others, 1998). Spangle Creek was unsuccessfully prospected from 1913 through 1915. This drainage basin and the adjacent area are heavily vegetated (Mertie and Harrington, 1916; Cobb and Chapman, 1981) and may not have been adequately prospected (Eberlein and others, 1977).
Geologic map unit (-155.513275733856, 64.174856381438)
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 Spangle Creek was prospected from 1913 to at least 1915 (Eberlein and others, 1977).
Indication of production None