|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-5|
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|Location and accuracy||Goose Creek is a north tributary to the Casadepaga River. The mouth of Goose Creek is 2 miles downstream from the mouth of Canyon Creek at an elevation of about 250 feet. This site is in the headwaters of Goose Creek, about 3 miles upstream of its mouth. This is locality 58 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).|
Geologic descriptionPlacer gold mining started on lower Goose Creek in 1900 (Brooks and others, 1901). Dredging started by 1909 and took place intermittently to 1919 (Cobb, 1978, OF 78-181). The lower part of the creek crosses creek terraces and terraces of the Casadepaga River and some bench mining occurred (see ARDF locality SO072). Smith (1910 ) reported that some mining took place at this locality (about 3 miles above the mouth) in creek gravels below the mouth of a small tributary. Bedrock of the Goose Creek drainage is pelitic schist of possible Cambrian or Precambrian age (Till and others, 1986).
|Geologic map unit||(-164.359620846376, 64.8802592071971)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Small-scale placer mining occurred here prior to 1910.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Solomon quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-445, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Solomon quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-181, 185 p.
Smith, P.S., 1910, Geology and mineral resources of the Solomon and Casadepaga quadrangles, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 433, 234 p.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||8/19/1999|