Meddler 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 64.682
Longitude -164.362
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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 setting

Geologic description

Smith (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.

Production and reserves

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