Chickamin Gulch

Prospect, Probably 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-6
Latitude 64.881
Longitude -164.649
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Location and accuracy Chickamin Gulch is a short, south tributary to Dome Creek (SO113). It is 0.5 miles downstream from the upper end of Dome Creek at the confluence of Eldorado and Telegram Creeks. This is locality 38 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A bench deposit along lower Chickamin Gulch contains fine, bright gold in sand (with some pebbles) that overlies solution-pitted marble (Smith, 1909). The sand is overlain by angular debris, possibly colluvium. Bedrock in the area is part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-164.651622927952, 64.8802552370695)
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 Surface prospecting has occurred here but no mining is reported.
Indication of production None