|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-6|
|Nearby scientific data||Find additional scientific data near this location|
|Location and accuracy||El Patron Creek is a small north tributary to Canyon Creek. It is not labeled on the current Solomon D-6 topographic map. Canyon Creek (SO115) and Dome Creek (SO113) merge 3.8 miles below El Patron Creek to form Iron Creek (SO127). This is locality 27 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).|
Geologic descriptionA small, one-person operation recovered coarse, angular gold with ilmenite, magnetite, and garnet in 1906-1908 (Smith, 1909). This mining was near a bedrock contact between schist and marble. The regional bedrock around El Patron Creek includes schistose marble and metavolcanic rocks of possible Ordovician age (Till and others, 1986).
|Geologic map unit||(-164.788620974145, 64.8572517267568)|
|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 locally along this creek in 1906-1908.|
|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|