Fox Creek

Mine, 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 64.737
Longitude -164.296
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Location and accuracy Fox Creek is the first south tributary to Coal Creek. The mouth of Fox Creek is 0.5 miles upstream from the confluence of Coal Creek and Solomon River. This is locality 98 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Small-scale placer mining was reported on this creek in 1907 and 1908 (Smith, 1908; 1910). Bedrock in the area is part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-164.298609210987, 64.7362579134954)
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 placer mining took place locally along this creek in at least 1907 and 1908.
Indication of production Yes; small