|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-6|
|Nearby scientific data||Find additional scientific data near this location|
|Location and accuracy||Pajara Creek is an east tributary to Eldorado River. Placer mining took place along 2 miles of the drainage between 200 and 300 feet elevation. These workings start 1 mile upstream of the confluence of Pajara Creek with Eldorado River. This is locality 84 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).|
Geologic descriptionPlacer mining took place along 2 miles of the creek between 200 and 300 feet elevation. These workings start 1 mile upstream of the confluence with Eldorado River. The placer mining apparently occurred in the late 1940s and included dredging (Hummel, 1975). It may have taken place concurrently or subsequent to mining on Beaver Creek (SO034), the next stream to the south. Other information about the placer deposit or mining here is not available. The deposit is at low enough elevations to have been influenced by Quaternary sea level changes. Bedrock in the area is the Ordovican Casadepaga Schist, a mafic metavolcanic assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
|Geologic map unit||(-164.840610498169, 64.6662477906621)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary; the deposit is at low enough elevations to have been influenced by Quaternary sea level changes.|
|Workings or exploration||Placer mining took place along 2 miles of the Pajara Creek between 200 and 300 feet elevation. This mining apparently took place in the late 1940s and included dredging.|
|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.
Hummel, C.L., 1975, Mineral deposits and occurrences, and associated altered rocks in southwest Seward Peninsula, western Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-2, 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||8/19/1999|