Unnamed 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 65.417
Longitude -166.07
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This is a north-flowing, south tributary to the Agiapuk River in the northeast Teller B-3 quadrangle. Sainsbury and others (1969) mapped the presence of placer mining operations between surface elevations of 240 to 250 feet on an east tributary whose confluence with the main drainage is 2.5 miles upstream from the Agiapuk River. This locality was not included in the compilation of Cobb and Sainsbury (1972). Cobb (1975) summarized Sainsbury and others (1969) under the name 'Unnamed creek'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in this 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. All that is known about this locality is that some placer mining operations took place along the lower 0.5 miles of the east tributary (Sainsbury and others, 1969).
Geologic map unit (-166.072696022942, 65.4162405580794)
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 Sainsbury and others (1969) mapped the presence of placer mining operations between surface elevations 240 to 250 feet (the lower 0.5 miles) on the east tributary. The confluence of this tributary with the main drainage of the unnamed creek is 2.5 miles upstream from the Agiapuk River.
Indication of production Yes
Reserve estimates Not defined
Production notes Not known

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