Unnamed (on Whitewater Creek)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-4
Latitude 60.8707
Longitude -157.5539
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is at an elevation of about 500 feet on Whitewater Creek on the south flank of the Taylor Mountains. It is in section 14, T. 9 N., R. 47 W. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Whitewater Creek heads in the south contact zone of the Taylor Mountain granite pluton. The bedrock in the area is mostly hornfels developed from graywacke and shale of the Cretaceous Kuskokwim Group (Travis Hudson, unpublished field data, 2005). The Bureau of Land Management sampled the alluvial sediments at this location in the summer of 2004 (Ellefson and others, 2005). A stream-sediment sample contained 1,395 parts per billion gold A two-pan, panned-concentrate sample contained 6 very fine colors of gold. After removing the visible gold, this sample contained 2.25 parts per million (ppm) gold; tin and tantalum were below the detection limits of 5 ppm and 0.01 ppm respectively.
Geologic map unit (-157.556197236541, 60.8699965450542)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986, model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The only documented work in this area is reconnaissance sampling by the Bureau of Land Management in the summer of 2004.
Indication of production None