|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||RB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-5|
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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 descriptionProspecting 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.|
|Workings or exploration||Star Creek was prospected in 1915 (Mertie and Harrington, 1916).|
|Indication of production||None|
Cobb, E.H., and Chapman, R.M., 1981, Mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Kantishna River and Ruby quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-170, 94 p.
Eberlein, G.D., Chapman, R.M., Foster, H.L., and Gassaway, J.S., 1977, Map and table describing known metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-168-D, 132 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
Mertie, J.B., Jr., and Harrington, G.L., 1916, Mineral resources of the Ruby-Kuskokwim region, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral Resources of Alaska, Report on Progress of Investigations in 1915: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 642-H, p. 223-266.
|Reporters||C.E. Cameron (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)|
|Last report date||3/22/2000|