Carroll Creek

Mine, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SD
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-6
Latitude 57.85926
Longitude -133.75475
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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 setting

Geologic description

Placer 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.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Small-scale placer mining in the early and middle 1980s.
Indication of production Yes
Production notes Some, but probably small.

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