Star 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-5
Latitude 64.19735
Longitude -155.40512
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Location and accuracy Star Creek is a 2 1/2-mile-long, southwest-flowing tributary of the Sulatna River. Coordinates corresponding to location 46 of Eberlein and others (1977) mark the midpoint of the creek, in section 12, T. 15 S., R. 17 E. of the Kateel River merdian. The location is accurate within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Prospecting along Star Creek was done in 1915, but results did not warrant mining (Mertie and Harrington, 1924). Everlein and others (1977) noted that Star Creek is close to the contact between greenstone and schist, a location that may indicate unexplored potential, although potential mining ground is small.
Geologic map unit (-155.407519017487, 64.1967484504455)
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 Star Creek was prospected in 1915 (Mertie and Harrington, 1916).
Indication of production None