Richter 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-4
Latitude 64.918
Longitude -163.785
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Location and accuracy Richter Creek is a southwest tributary to the Niukluk River. The mouth of Richter Creek is 1.2 miles upstream of the mouth of Ophir Creek (SO053). This is locality 118 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Some small-scale mining apparently took place along this creek in the early history of the area. The gold placers were reported to be nearly exhausted in 1906 (Smith, 1907). Bedrock in the area is part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-163.787616625431, 64.9172705783932)
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 Some small-scale placer workings may be locally present.
Indication of production Undetermined
Production notes Minor gold placers were apparently exhausted by 1906.