Bering 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 65.088
Longitude -166.389
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Location and accuracy Bering Creek is a south tributary to Eagle Creek (TE101) in the west-central Teller A-3 quadrangle. This 1.5 mile long, north-flowing stream's confluence with Eagle Creek is at about 490 feet surface elevation. The location of placer mining operations was not mapped by Sainsbury and others (1969) but Cobb and Sainsbury (1972) show two locations on this creek, locality 79 which is on the main drainage at a surface elevation of about 550 feet (0.75 miles upstream of the mouth) and locality 78 which is at the mouth. The upstream location is considered approximate. Cobb (1975) summarized relevant references under the names 'Bering Cr.' and 'Eagle Cr.'.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in the Bering Creek drainage is a metapelitic sequence that is locally cut by metamorphosed mafic intrusive bodies (Sainsbury, 1972). The age of this sequence is uncertain but it is probably Paleozoic. Coarse, bright, unworn placer gold was handmined from this creek in the early part of the century (1902 to 1908; Cobb, 1975) and hydraulic operations took place at the mouth of the creek in 1946 (White and others, 1953). The character of the placer deposit has not been described.
Geologic map unit (-166.391658514346, 65.0872265092899)
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 Small scale hand mining probably predominated and was locally pursued along this short drainage early in the century (1902 to 1908). Some hydraulic operations took place at the mouth on Eagle Creek in 1946.
Indication of production Yes; small
Reserve estimates Not defined
Production notes Not reported

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