Juneau 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 C-7
Latitude 60.6757
Longitude -149.435
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Location and accuracy This placer mine is located close to the boundary of sections 22 and 27, T. 7 N., R. 1 W., of the Seward Meridian. The mined area is a bench on the north side of the creek about half a mile east of its junction with Mills Creek. This is location P-77 of Jansons and others (1984). This location is accurate to 300 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Juneau Creek occupies a narrow avalanche-debris-filled glacial valley. A thick bench deposit consisting of glacial till and poorly washed glacial-fluvial gravel occurs just above the junction with Mills Creek. The pay streak was reported to occur near the top of the old hydraulic cut in the bench (Jansons and others, 1984). The gravels in the cut are tightly cemented with clay, and the gold is very fine (Jansons and others, 1984). Bedrock in this area is Valdez Group slate and graywacke of Late Cretaceous age (Nelson and others, 1985). No assay results are reported.
Geologic map unit (-149.437138901232, 60.6751205027084)
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 A single hydraulic cut that was made in the 1950s and some more recent exploration pits exist in this area (Jansons and others, 1984). No assay results have been reported.
Indication of production Yes



Reporters Jeff A. Huber (Anchorage)
Last report date 5/30/2000