Sawmill Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-7
Latitude 60.8885
Longitude -149.255
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Location and accuracy Sawmill Creek is mainly in section 10, T. 9 N., R. 1 E., of the Seward Meridian. Gold-bearing gravels are restricted to the mouth of the creek in the Seward D-6 quadrangle. The map site is at an elevation of about 400 feet along Sawmill Creek. This is location 9 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977), location 8 of Cobb and Tysdal (1980), and location P-71 of Jansons and others (1984). The location is accurate to within 300 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Sawmill Creek occupies a short, steep, narrow, avalanche-debris-filled valley. Very little gravel has accumulated along the channel. Gold occurs in poorly sorted gravels near the mouth of the creek (Jansons and others, 1984). Mendenhall (1900) reported gold placer production from this creek but gave no details. Bedrock in this area is slate and graywacke of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Nelson and others, 1985).
Geologic map unit (-149.257167496778, 60.8879465482237)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (alluvial) (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Indication of production Yes; small

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