|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-5|
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|Location and accuracy||Meddler Gulch is a small north tributary to Minnesota Creek; it is located between Sapphire (SO025) and Bear Gulch (SO026), about 2.5 miles north of Quigleys Camp on the Solomon River. Its headwaters are at elevations greater than 500 feet. This is locality 91 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).|
Geologic descriptionSmith (1910) reports that most of the gravels in this drainage were mined by 1907. Material being worked in 1907 was in the headwaters and appeared to be colluvial materials (Smith, 1910, p. 179). The gold that was recovered was reported to be coarse and bright. Bedrock is part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Sainsbury and others, 1972 (OFR 511); Till and others, 1986).
|Geologic map unit||(-164.364606501673, 64.6812561734986)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Small-scale, probably mostly hand operations, took place on this creek in the earliest years of mining in the area prior to 1907.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Solomon quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-445, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Solomon quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-181, 185 p.
Sainsbury, C.L., Hudson, T.L., Ewing, R., and Marsh, W.R., 1972, Reconnaissance geologic maps of the Solomon D-5 and C-5 quadrangles, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-324, 12 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
Smith, P.S., 1910, Geology and mineral resources of the Solomon and Casadepaga quadrangles, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 433, 234 p.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||8/19/1999|