Camp 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 64.932
Longitude -163.926
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Location and accuracy Camp Creek is a southwest tributary to the Niukluk River. The mouth of Camp Creek is about 9 miles upstream from Council at about 130 feet elevation. Dredge tailings extend about 0.3 miles up the creek from the mouth and about 0.2 miles downstream along the west bank of the Niukluk River. This is locality 115 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Dredge tailings extend about 0.3 miles up the creek from the mouth and about 0.2 miles downstream along the west bank of the Niukluk River. Early mining was by hand and hydraulic methods (Collier and others, 1908); a dredge operated here in 1915-1918 and 1939-1940 (Cobb, 1978, OF 78-181). The early mining encountered three feet of gold-bearing gravel beneath 3 feet of overburden. A 40-foot shaft on a bench near the mouth of Camp Creek encountered 20 feet of ice and sand over 12 feet of frozen gold-bearing gravel. Bedrock exposures are poor; it may be part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage or possibly an Ordovician metavolcanic assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-163.928620386092, 64.9312679045356)
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 Dredge tailings extend about 0.3 miles up Camp Creek from the mouth and about 0.2 miles downstream along the west bank of the Niukluk River. Early mining was by hand and hydraulic methods (Collier and others, 1908); a dredge operated here in 1915-18 and 1939-40 (Cobb, 1978, OF 78-181).
Indication of production Yes; small

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