|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||TE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-3|
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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 descriptionA 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|
|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|
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.
Sainsbury, C.L., 1972, Geologic map of the Teller quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Map I-685, 4 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Sainsbury, C.L., Kachadoorian, Reuben, Hudson, Travis, Smith, T.E., Richards, T.R., and Todd, W.E., 1969, Reconnaissance geologic maps and sample data, Teller A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, B-3, C-1, and Bendeleben A-6, B-6, C-6, D-5, and D-6 quadrangles. Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 69-236, 49 p., 12 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson (Applied Geology)|
|Last report date||5/10/1998|