Pajara 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-6
Latitude 64.667
Longitude -164.838
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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 setting

Geologic description

Placer 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.

Production and reserves

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

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