|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||TE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-6|
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|Location and accuracy||Baituk Creek is a south-southwest flowing stream about 6 miles long, that enters the Bering Sea about 5.5 miles east of Tin City and 3.7 miles west of York. This location is at the mouth of the creek. It is locality 33 of Cobb and Sainsbury (1972). Cobb (1975) summarized relevant references under the name 'Baituk Cr.'.|
Geologic descriptionBedrock in the drainage is a slaty metapelitic and metasandstone sequence of unknown but probable Paleozoic age locally intruded by altered mafic bodies (Sainsbury, 1972). The one USBM churn-drill hole completed at this location encountered 15 feet of gravel above bedrock. Heavy mineral concentrates from this drill hole contained a trace of tin and gold. The heavy minerals included garnet, limonite psuedomorphs after pyrite, pyrite, ilmentite, magnetite, augite, tourmaline, hornblende, zircon, epidote, sphene, hypersthene, staurolite, cassiterite, and gold.
|Geologic map unit||(-167.78575339256, 65.51721738102)|
|Mineral deposit model||Alluvial tin placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39e)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39e|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary|
|Workings or exploration||One USBM churn-drill hole has been completed here.|
|Indication of production||None|
Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Teller quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-587, 130 p.
Cobb, E.H., and Sainsbury, C.L., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Teller quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-426, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Mulligan, J.J., 1959, Sampling stream gravels for tin, near York, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 5520, 25 p.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||5/10/1998|