Unnamed (on Kiknik 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-5
Latitude 60.8549
Longitude -157.5504
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Location and accuracy Kiknik Creek is the major drainage southwest of the Taylor Mountains. This placer occurrence is on Kiknik Creek at an elevation of about 440 feet. It is about 1.3 miles upstream from the mouth of Whitewater Creek and about 0.5 mile west of the center of section 24, T. 9 N., R. 47 W. The location is accurate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This placer gold occurrence is in alluvial sediments mostly derived from clastic sedimentary rocks of the Kuskokwim Group in the headwaters of Kiknik Creek. This occurrence is about 1.5 miles downstream of the confluence of Kiknik Creek and an unnamed north tributary with a rich headwater placer (TA024). The Bureau of Land Management collected a stream- sediment sample that contained 0.192 part per million (ppm) gold and a panned-concentrate contained 5.55 ppm gold (Ellefson and others, 2005).
Geologic map unit (-157.552695729576, 60.8541965898938)
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