Willow 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 64.907
Longitude -164.809
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Willow Creek is a south tributary to Pilgrim River. The mouth of Willow Creek is 4.7 miles downstream from the head of Pilgrim River on Salmon Lake. It is the next south tributary to the Pilgram downstream from Slate Creek (SO138); it is not identified by name on the Solomon D-6 quadrangle. This is locality 26 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

There was some small scale placer mining on this creek prior to 1909 (Collier and others, 1908). The lower part of the creek flows through bench gravels (Brooks and others, 1901) and some bench gravels between Slate Creek (SO138) and Willow Creek are reported to be gold-bearing (Collier and others, 1908). Bedrock in the area is mostly part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
Geologic map unit (-164.8116257283, 64.9062519439089)
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 here for a few years before 1909.
Indication of production Yes; small