|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||TE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-3|
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|Location and accuracy||Moonlight Creek is a southwest-flowing stream whose mouth is on the north shore of Grantley Harbor, 5 miles northeast of Teller. This is locality 67 of Cobb and Sainsbury (1972). This creek was formerly known as Igloo Creek and Cobb (1975) summarized relevant references under the name 'Igloo Cr., trib. Grantley Harbor'.|
Geologic descriptionBedrock in the Moonlight 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. Some small scale placer mining apparently took place early in the century but other information has not been recorded about this deposit.
|Geologic map unit||(-166.190681179514, 65.3072357320991)|
|Mineral deposit model||Alluvial Au placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary|
|Workings or exploration||Not known|
|Indication of production||Yes|
|Reserve estimates||Not defined|
|Production notes||Not known|
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|