Puckmummie Creek

Prospect, 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-5
Latitude 64.956
Longitude -164.068
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Location and accuracy Puckmummie Creek is a small creek that drains north to the Casadepaga River. Its mouth is about 0.5 miles upstream of the confluence of the Casadepaga and Niukluk Rivers. This is locality 71 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold colors are widely distributed in thin gravel, 2 to 3 feet thick, but there is no record of mining on the creek (Smith, 1910; Cobb, 1978, OF 78-181). The gravels are derived from bedrock of the drainage which is part of a pelitic schist assemblage inferred to be of Cambrian or Precambrian age (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-164.070624648841, 64.9552655043239)
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 Prospecting by panning is all that has been reported.
Indication of production None