Upper Quartz 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 65.025
Longitude -166.292
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Upper Quartz Creek as shown on the south-central Teller A-3 topographic map is a separate south tributary to Gold Run who's mouth is 0.9 miles upstream from the mouth of Quartz Creek. The 1:250,000 scale Teller quadrangle topographic map shows this drainage to be Sunset Creek and its tributary Slate Creek. The nomenclature shown on the Teller A-3 topographic map is used here. Sainsbury and others (1969) show the location of placer mining operations to be along 0.4 miles of the main drainage at surface elevations of 595 to 640 feet. This is just below the headwater fork, 1 mile upstream from the confluence with Gold Run. This was not identified as a separate locality by Cobb and Sainsbury (1972) or Cobb (1975).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in this drainage is a chlorite schist assemblage with local metamorphosed mafic intrusive bodies (Sainsbury, 1972). The age of this assemblage is not known but it is probably Paleozoic. Sainsbury and others (1969) show the location of placer mining operations to be along 0.4 miles of the main drainage at surface elevations of 595 to 640 feet. This is just below the headwater fork, 1 mile upstream from the confluence with Gold Run. The character of this placer deposit has not been described.
Geologic map unit (-166.294651085659, 65.0242273673451)
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 Placer mining, probably open-cut and/or hydraulic operations, took place along 0.4 miles of the main drainage at surface elevations of 595 to 640 feet. This is just below the headwater fork, 1 mile upstream from the confluence with Gold Run.
Indication of production Yes; small
Reserve estimates Not defined
Production notes Not reported

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