|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-5|
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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 descriptionSmall-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.|
|Workings or exploration||Small-scale placer mining took place locally along this creek in at least 1907 and 1908.|
|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.
Smith, P.S., 1908, Investigations of mineral deposits of Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 345-E, p. 206-250.
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|