Left Fork Dome Creek

Mine, 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 64.886
Longitude -164.651
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Location and accuracy Left Fork Dome Creek is a north tributary to Dome Creek (SO113). It is not labeled on the Soloman D-6 topographic map. The mouth of Left Fork is 1.3 miles upstream from the confluence of Canyon and Dome Creek. This is locality 37 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Most of the lower parts of Left Fork Dome Creek were placer mined during the first few years of mining in the area. Production was estimated to be about $20,000 or almost 1,000 ounces of gold by 1908 (Smith, 1909). Surface water was lost to underground channels (karst ?) in the marble of bedrock. Bedrock rock is part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-164.653623364106, 64.8852552524785)
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 Extensive, small-scale placer mining was carried out on this creek by 1908.
Indication of production Yes; small