|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||SO|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-6|
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|Location and accuracy||This creek is a small west tributary to Iron Creek (SO127). The mouth of the creek is about 2 miles downstream from the origin of Iron Creek at the confluence of Canyon Creek and Dome Creek. The Solomon D-6 quandrangle map shows this creek as 'Babs' Creek rather than Bobs Creek. This is locality 31 of Cobb (1972, MF 445; 1978, OF 78-181).|
Geologic descriptionSome mining is reported from a claim in the headwaters of the creek (Smith, 1907). Fine gold with magnetite and garnet have been recovered but the gold-bearing gravels were all frozen (Smith, 1909). Bedrock in this area is mostly part of a lower Paleozoic metasedimentary assemblage (Till and others, 1986).
|Geologic map unit||(-164.723626225063, 64.9172540668091)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Some placer mining on a headwater claim took place in 1906.|
|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., 1907, Goldfields of the Solomon and Niukluk River basins: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 314, p. 146-156.
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|