Tiny Gulch

Mine, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale RM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-3
Latitude 61.006
Longitude -159.896
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Location and accuracy Tiny Gulch is a small tributary on the south side of lower Bear Creek. It is about 0.8 mile upstream of the mouth of Bear Creek on the Tuluksak River. The map site is on lower Tiny Gulch, in the SE1/4 sec. 27, T. 11 N., R. 60 W., of the Seward Meridian. It is locality 18 of Hoare and Cobb (1972, 1977).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Tiny Gulch cuts through alluvial bench deposits on the south side of Bear Creek (RM032). From 1909 to 1914, placer mining of 2- to 3-foot-thick gravels on the lower part of the creek produced about 250 ounces of gold (Maddren, 1915).
Geologic map unit (-159.898297170824, 61.0052674811461)
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 Placer mining took place along the lower part of the creek. A water ditch crosses Tiny Gulch about 2,000 feet upstream of the mouth.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Total production from 1909-14 probably did not exceed $5,000 or about 250 ounces of gold (Maddren, 1915).

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