|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||RB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-2|
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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 descriptionThe 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.|
|Workings or exploration||Mining and exploration took place along American Creek prior to 1915 (Eberlein and others, 1977).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Ruby quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-405, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||C.E. Cameron (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys)|
|Last report date||3/22/2000|