Windy 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 65.077
Longitude -166.34
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Location and accuracy This Windy Creek is a south tributary to the Right Fork Bluestone River. The mouth of Windy Creek is 2.4 miles upstream from the mouth of Skookum Creek and 1.25 miles downstream of the Ring Creek-Eagle Creek fork at the headwaters of Right Fork Bluestone River. The confluence of Windy Creek with North Fork Bluestone River is at about 360 feet elevation. This is locality 79 of Cobb and Sainsbury (1972). Cobb (1975) summarized relevant references under the name 'Windy Cr., trib. Bluestone R.'. Sainsbury and others (1969) did not show the location of mining operations along this creek and the location can only be considered approximate.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A regional boundary between metapelitic rocks to the northwest and chlorite schist and related rocks to the southeast parallels Windy Creek about 0.2 to 0.4 miles to the southeast of the main drainage (Sainsbury, 1972). The metapelitic assemblage makes up most of the bedrock in the Windy Creek drainage. Both regional assemblages locally contain metamorphosed mafic intrusive bodies. The age of these assemblages is not known but they are probably Paleozoic. The location of operations and the nature of the placer deposit here have not been described. Mining is reported for the years 1924 and 1926 to 1931 (Cobb, 1975).
Geologic map unit (-166.342656947797, 65.0762273181258)
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 Mining is reported for the years 1924 and 1926 to 1931 (Cobb, 1975).
Indication of production Yes; small
Reserve estimates Not defined
Production notes Not reported