|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||ID|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-4|
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|Location and accuracy||The Fuller Creek placer prospect is located in Fuller Creek, about 3.1 mile south-southwest of the mouth of Fuller Creek and 1.2 mile southeast of hill 1115. It is at an elevation of about 400 feet in the SE1/4 sec. 9, T. 19 N., R. 45 W., of the Seward Meridian. The prospect is locality 16 of Miller and others (1989). The location is approximate.|
Geologic descriptionAccording to Cady and others (1955), placer gold deposits reportedly occur for about 1.6 kilometers in Fuller Creek west of Barometer Mountain. No other size or grade information is available. The rocks in the area are shale and sandstone of the the Upper Cretaceous, Kuskokwim Group, that has been intruded by small Late Cretaceous to Early Tertiary mafic to felsic intrusions (Cady and others, 1955; Bundtzen and Miller, 1997).
|Geologic map unit||(-157.436987621113, 61.7497083075173)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Probably Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Only surface prospecting was noted by Cady and others (1955).|
|Indication of production||None|
Bundtzen, T.K., and Miller, M.L., 1997, Precious metals associated with Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary igneous rocks of southwestern Alaska, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral Deposits of Alaska: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 242-286.
Cady, W.M., Wallace, R.E., Hoare, J.M., and Webber, E.J., 1955, The central Kuskokwim region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 268, 132 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Sleetmute quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-368, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Dillingham, Sleetmute, and Taylor Mountains quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-606, 92 p.
Miller, M.L., Belkin, H.E., Blodgett, R.B., Bundtzen, T.K., Cady, J.W., Goldfarb, R.J., Gray, J.E., McGimsey, R.G., and Simpson, S.L., 1989, Pre-field study and mineral resource assessment of the Sleetmute quadrangle, southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-363, 115 p., 3 plates, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||T.K. Bundtzen (Pacific Rim Geological Consulting, Inc.) and M.L. Miller (U.S. Geological Survey)|
|Last report date||5/3/2003|