Wolverine Creek

Prospect, 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-6
Latitude 60.8196
Longitude -149.1206
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Location and accuracy The placer prospect is located in sections 4, 9, 15, and 22 of T. 8 N., R. 2 E., of the Seward Meridian. It is situated on the east side of the Seward Highway near mile 58. The most productive ground mined to date is near the mouth, where it drains into Ingram Creek. The map location is at this position. This is location P-68 of Jansons and others (1984). This location is accurate to within 300 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Wolverine Creek drains a small glacier on the west side of hill 3783. Gold occurs in the active stream channel in small pockets of well-washed gravel and trapped under large boulders (Jansons and others, 1984). Bedrock in this area is slate and graywacke of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Nelson and others, 1985). There is evidence of hand mining about one-half mile above the junction with Igram Creek. There is no known production. The U.S. Bureau of Mines collected suction dredge samples in 1978 and estimated a recovery rate of 0.0036 ounce of gold per hour (Jansons and others, 1984).
Geologic map unit (-149.122754367607, 60.8190221783278)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (alluvial) (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration There are some minor hand workings on Wolverine Creek about one-half mile above the junction with Ingram Creek (Jansons and others, 1984). The creek is sporadically mined by recreational miners (C. S. Huber, oral communication, 2000).
Indication of production Undetermined

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