|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SD|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-6|
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|Location and accuracy||In the early 1980's, there was placer mining on the lower part of what is locally called Carroll Creek, which is about 2 miles west of Meigs Peak. The mining probably took place about 0.3 mile west of the northeast corner of section 28, T. 46 S., R. 72 E.|
Geologic descriptionPlacer gold may have been been discovered in the 1880s on what is locally called Carrol Creek (Redman and others, 1989). But there was apparently no production until the early and middle 1980s, when a small portable dredge mined in the lower part of the creek. There is no information on the amount of gold that was recovered but it was probably small. The rocks in the area are black phyllite, part of the Permian to Cretaceous metavolcanic unit of Gehrels and Berg (1992).
|Geologic map unit||(-133.756482949044, 57.8589246648513)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer gold (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Small-scale placer mining in the early and middle 1980s.|
|Indication of production||Yes|
|Production notes||Some, but probably small.|
Gehrels, G.E., and Berg, H.C., 1992, Geologic map of southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-1867, 24 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:600,000.
Redman, E.C., Maas, K.M., Kurtak, J.M., and Miller, L.D., 1991, Section D: Juneau Gold Belt subarea, in U.S. Bureau of Mines, Mineral investigations in the Juneau Mining District, Alaska, 1984-1988: Volume 2 - Detailed mine, prospect, and mineral occurrence descriptions: U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication VOL. 2D, 424 p., 19 sheets.
|Reporters||Donald Grybeck (U.S. Geological Survey)|
|Last report date||10/8/2004|