Bear Gulch

Mine, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SO
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-5
Latitude 64.679
Longitude -164.349
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Location and accuracy Bear Gulch is a very small north tributary to Minnesota Creek; it is located about 1.5 miles upstream of the confluence of Minnesota Creek and Penny Creek (SO018) and about 2.3 miles north of Quigleys Camp on the Solomon River. The lower part of Bear Gulch is at an elevation of 350 feet. This is locality 92 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Smith (1910) reports that most of the gravels in this drainage were mined by 1907. Bedrock is part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Sainsbury and others, 1972, OFR 511; Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-164.351606360037, 64.6782564164404)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The early mining was probably mostly hand operations.
Indication of production Yes; small