Aggie 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 D-3
Latitude 64.883
Longitude -163.206
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Location and accuracy Aggie Creek is a south tributary to Fish River. Open-cut placer workings from hydraulic operations and some dredging, are present about 12 miles east of Council. These workings are between elevations of about 40 and 140 feet on the main channel and extend a distance of 1.7 miles starting 0.3 miles upstream from the mouth of Aggie Creek. This is locality 125 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Open-cut placer workings, from hydraulic operations and some dredging, are present on the main channel over a distance of 1.7 miles starting 0.3 miles upstream of the mouth of Aggie Creek. These workings are between elevations of about 40 and 140 feet. Bedrock of the Aggie Creek drainage is schistose Ordovician chlorite marble (Till and others, 1986). Miller and Grybeck (1973) note that quartz latite porphyry intrusives, like those present to the east, could be present in the Aggie Creek drainage and may be gold-bearing as at ARDF locality SO147. Copper concentrations in stream sediment samples are slightly elevated throughout the Aggie Creek drainage (Miller and Grybeck, 1973). Quartz latite intrusive rocks of the region are assumed to be mid-Cretaceous in age, the age of the Kachauik pluton. A K/Ar age for the Kachauik pluton is 86.1 +/- 3 Ma (Miller and others, 1972).
Geologic map unit (-163.208607641819, 64.8822780221321)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary; the placer deposits are in the active channel of Aggie Creek. This area is at low enough elevations to have been influenced by Quaternary sea level changes.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Open-cut placer workings, from hydraulic operations and some dredging, are present on the main channel over a distance of 1.7 miles starting 0.3 miles upstream of the mouth of Aggie Creek. This mining took place between 1929 and 1941 (Cobb, 1978). Dredging was reported for the years 1939 to 1941; this was apparently on the lower part of the creek; where large boulders were encountered (Smith, 1939, B 917-A).
Indication of production None
Production notes Lu and others (1968) report that $101,604 worth of gold (about 3,000 ounces at $35.00 per ounce) were produced from Aggie Creek.

References

MRDS Number A012621

References

Reporters Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)
Last report date 8/19/1999