Coyote 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 A-3
Latitude 65.204
Longitude -166.283
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Location and accuracy Coyote Creek is a north-flowing stream whose mouth is on the south shore of Grantley Harbor, 1.75 miles southeast of Teller. Mining operations as mapped by Sainsbury and others (1969) took place along 0.6 miles of the main drainage between elevations of 245 and 320 feet. This is locality 85 of Cobb and Sainsbury (1972). Cobb (1975) summarized relevant references under the name 'Coyote Cr.'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in the Coyote Creek drainage is a metapelitic sequence with local metamorphosed mafic intrusive bodies (Sainsbury, 1972). In places, the retrograded greenschist facies mafic bodies preserve remnant blueschist facies minerals. The age of this assemblage is unknown but it is probably Paleozoic. Placer mining operations have taken place along 0.6 miles of the main drainage between elevations of 245 and 320 feet (Sainsbury and others, 1969). These non-float operations took place primarily between 1920 and 1940 (Cobb, 1975). The character of the placer deposit has not been described.
Geologic map unit (-166.285669735776, 65.2032312944147)
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 Various kinds of open-cut, non-float operations have taken place along 0.6 miles of the main drainage between elevations of 245 and 320 feet .
Indication of production Yes
Reserve estimates Not defined
Production notes Not known

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