Ring 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 65.116
Longitude -166.384
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Location and accuracy Ring Creek is the south -flowing headwater tributary of Right Fork Bluestone River in the west-central Teller A-3 quadrangle. Sainsbury and others (1969) mapped the location of placer mining operations along the principal west tributary to Ring Creek from the confluence at 440 feet surface elevation, upstream 0.6 miles to a surface elevation of 500 feet. This locality was not included by Cobb and Sainsbury (1972) or Cobb (1975).

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. Sainsbury and others (1969) mapped the location of placer mining operations along the principal west tributary to Ring Creek from the confluence at 440 feet surface elevation, upstream 0.6 miles to a surface elevation of 500 feet. The date of these operations is not known and the character of the placer deposit has not been described.
Geologic map unit (-166.38666129272, 65.115227162848)
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 Sainsbury and others (1969) mapped the location of placer mining operations along the principal west tributary to Ring Creek from the confluence at 440 feet surface elevation, upstream 0.6 miles to a surface elevation of 500 feet. The date of these operations and the mining method employed are not known; they were probably dozer and sluice operations.
Indication of production Yes; small
Reserve estimates Not defined
Production notes Not reported

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