Goose Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold
Gangue minerals garnet

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 62.496
Longitude -147.6649
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Location and accuracy This placer occurrence is at an elevation of about 3,500 feet on two adjacent, north-flowing tributaries to Goose Creek,. They are about 1/2 mile east of Busch Creek in the SE1/4 sec. 19, T. 28 N., R. 10 E., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This occurrence consists of placer gold and garnet-rich black sand in 2 adjacent creeks. Bedrock is not exposed nearby but the upper parts of the creeks drain the contact between Middle to Upper Jurassic granodiorite migmatite and Upper Jurassic trondhjemite (Csejtey and others, 1978). Panned-concentrate samples concentrates have more than 10,000 parts per billion gold. Samples from the east creek have 0.566 ounce of gold per ton and 6 colors in the pans; samples from the west creek contain 0.532 ounce of gold per ton and have 5 colors in the pan (Clautice and others, 1990).
Geologic map unit (-147.667100819056, 62.4955378287149)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary placer.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Panned-concentrate samples collected by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (Clautice and others, 1990).
Indication of production None