|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||RM|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-8|
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|Location and accuracy||Edgar Creek is a west headwater tributary of the Kuyukutuk River. The prospect is on the north side of the headwaters of Edgar Creek and is approximately located, perhaps within one-half mile. The map site is at an elevation of 750 feet, in the SW1/4 sec. 20, T. 21 N., R. 68 W., of the Seward Meridian. This is locality 2 of Hoare and Cobb (1972, 1977).|
Geologic descriptionHarrington (1918) reported that free-milling gold in quartz veins was discovered near the head of Edgar Creek. Claims were staked on these veins, but other information about them is not available. Hoare and Coonrad (1959) show a prospect symbol at this location and interpret the country rocks as Paleozoic to Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic strata of the Gemuk Group.
|Geologic map unit||(-161.793377216901, 61.8942590212729)|
|Mineral deposit model||Low-sulfide Au-quartz veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||36a?|
|Age of mineralization||Cretaceous or younger. Veins crosscut Carboniferous (?) to Cretaceous rocks of the Gemuk Group (Hoare and Coonrad, 1959).|
|Workings or exploration||Claims were staked on this prospect by 1916, and some surface excavations are probably present.|
|Indication of production||None|
Harrington, G.L., 1918, The Anvik-Andreafski region, Alaska (including the Marshall district): U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 683, 70 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.
Hoare, J.M., and Cobb, E.H., 1977, Mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bethel, Goodnews, and Russian Mission quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-156, 98 p.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson and Madelyn A. Millholland|
|Last report date||6/10/2001|