Discovery 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 64.884
Longitude -164.697
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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 setting

Geologic description

A 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.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Small-scale placer mining took place near the mouth of the creek prior to 1909.
Indication of production Yes; small