American Creek

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-2
Latitude 64.14168
Longitude -153.66743
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Location and accuracy American Creek is an east-flowing tributary of the Telsitna River and is approximately 8 miles long. The exact location of prospecting and (or) mining along the creek is not known. Coordinates corresponding to location 37 of Cobb (1972 [MF405]) are arbitrarily placed at the approximate midpoint of American Creek, in section 35, T. 15 S., R. 26 E., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within 2 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The bedrock underlying American Creek is low-grade schist and quartzite (Eberlein and others, 1977). Placer gold was found somewhere near the midpoint of this creek (Eakin, 1918). Eberlein and others (1977) reported prospecting prior to 1915, with apparently small subsequent mining production and no evidence of workings as of 1975.
Geologic map unit (-153.66983158233, 64.1411054682762)
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 Mining and exploration took place along American Creek prior to 1915 (Eberlein and others, 1977).
Indication of production Yes; small