Fourth of July Creek (tributary of Sulatna River)

Mine, 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-5
Latitude 64.16729
Longitude -155.46848
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Location and accuracy Fourth of July Creek, an east-flowing, 2 1/2 -mile-long tributary of the Sulatna River. The exact location(s) of mining and (or) prospecting along this creek are not known. Coordinates are arbitrarily placed at the approximate midpoint of the creek, in section 27, T. 15 S., R. 17 E., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within 1 mile and corresponds to location 27 of Cobb (1972 [MF405]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The bedrock underlying Fourth of July Creek is not known because Quaternary surficial deposits cover the area (Puchner and others, 1998). Fourth of July Creek was first prospected in 1915, and small-scale mining took place along the creek in 1916 (Mertie and Harrington, 1916; Brooks, 1918). No further mention of mining has been made in subsequent years.
Geologic map unit (-155.470875238354, 64.1666872965161)
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 Prospecting and small-scale mining took place along this creek during 1915 and 1916 (Mertie and Harrington, 1916; Brooks, 1918).
Indication of production Yes; small