Allene Creek

Mine, Probably 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 B-3
Latitude 65.354
Longitude -166.049
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Location and accuracy Allene Creek, in the eastern Teller B-3 and western Teller B-2 quadrangles, is a north-flowing tributary to North Creek, a south tributary to the Agiapuk River. Placer-mining operations took place along this drainage at surface elevations of about 200 feet and at 260 to 350 feet. Upstream operations were 12 miles east of Brevig Mission. This location includes localities 71, 72, and 73 of Cobb and Sainsbury (1972). Cobb (1975) summarized relevant references under the name 'Allene Cr.'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in the Allene Creek drainage is a chlorite and mica schist assemblage that is locally intruded by small greenstone bodies (Sainsbury, 1972); the age of this assemblage is uncertain but it is probably Paleozoic. Dredge and later dozer/sluice mining took place on the main drainage at about 200 feet surface elevation (Cobb and Sainsbury, 1972) and for 1.5 miles between surface elevations of 260 to 350 feet (Sainsbury and others, 1969). Early mining apparently encountered fine, bright gold on a false clay bedrock but little is recorded about the character of this placer deposit.
Geologic map unit (-166.051687850217, 65.3532389782173)
Mineral deposit model Alluvial Au placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Dredge and later dozer/sluice mining took place on the main drainage at about 200 feet surface elevation (Cobb and Sainsbury, 1972) and for 1.5 miles between surface elevations of 260 to 350 feet (Sainsbury and others, 1969).
Indication of production Yes
Reserve estimates Not defined; main drainage extensively worked for 1.5 miles
Production notes Not known

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