|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||TE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-6|
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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 descriptionBedrock 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|
|Workings or exploration||Probably some attempts at small scale hand mining.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||Yes, but probably very minor|
Brooks, A.H., Richardson, G.B., Collier, A.J., and W.C. Mendenhall, 1901, A reconnaissance in the Cape Nome and adjacent gold fields of Seward Peninsula, Alaska, in 1900: U.S. Geological Survey Special Publication, p. 1-185, maps.
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.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||5/10/1998|