|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-6|
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|Location and accuracy||Discovery Creek is the first south tributary on Dome Creek (SO113); it is 0.6 miles upstream from the confluence with Canyon Creek. This is locality 34 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).|
Geologic descriptionA small amount of mining took place near the mouth of the creek prior to 1909 (Smith, 1909). Some placer gold was reported on upstream tributaries but there is no record of mining above the lower part of the creek. Bedrock in the immediate area is part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
|Geologic map unit||(-164.699623000837, 64.883254158595)|
|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 took place near the mouth of the creek prior to 1909.|
|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., 1909, Recent developments in southern Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 379-F, p. 267-301.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||8/19/1999|