Deer Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-6
Latitude 65.502
Longitude -167.654
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Location and accuracy Deer Creek is the second east tributary to the Anikovik River upstream 0.9 miles from the mouth of Anikovik River at York on the Bering Sea. York is about 9 miles east of Tin City. This is locality 36 of Cobb and Sainsbury (1972). Cobb (1975) summarized relevant references under the name 'Deer Cr., trib. Anikovik R.'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in the Deer Creek drainage is a sequence of thin-bedded, slaty metapelite and metasandstone of unknown but probable Paleozoic age that is locally intruded by altered mafic bodies. Brooks (1901, p. 134-135) reports the presence of placer gold and one gold nugget was also recovered from a limonitic nodule in carbonaceous slate.
Geologic map unit (-167.656740331275, 65.5012168507194)
Mineral deposit model Alluvial Au-PGE placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Probably some attempts at small scale hand mining.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Yes, but probably very minor