|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||RM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-8|
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|Location and accuracy||Wilson Creek is a west-flowing drainage in the lowlands north of Mount Okumiak. It has been placer mined between the junction of Elephant Creek (RM004) and Disappointment Creek (RM001). The map site is in the NW1/4 sec. 35, T. 21 N., R. 69 W., of the Seward Meridian. It is included in locality 8 of Hoare and Cobb (1972, 1977).|
Geologic descriptionGold was discovered on Wilson Creek in 1913, and some mining took place on this creek between the mouths of Disappointment Creek (RM001) and Elephant Creek (RM004). The placer deposit on Wilson Creek may be continuous with those on Disappointment and Elephant Creeks. Happy Creek is a north tributary to Wilson Creek that enters between Disappointment and Elephant Creeks. Fine, well-worn gold on bedrock was reported on Happy Creek (Brooks, 1915). It is assumed that Brooks' report refers to lower Happy Creek near the Wilson Creek flood plain. In general, gold was irregularly distributed in deeper gravels of Wilson Creek.
|Geologic map unit||(-161.882376982304, 61.8722577582828)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||The workings along Wilson Creek were probably open-cut operations.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|MRDS Number||A013410; M045399|
Brooks, A.H., 1915, Mineral resources of Alaska; report on progress of investigations in 1914: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 622, 380 p.
Hoare, J M., and Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Russian Mission quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-444, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson and Madelyn A. Millholland|
|Last report date||6/10/2001|