Fuller Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale ID
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 61.7504
Longitude -157.43461
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
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 setting

Geologic description

According 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.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Only surface prospecting was noted by Cady and others (1955).
Indication of production None