Pumicite Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Pt
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 62.2974
Longitude -147.0804
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Location and accuracy This placer prospect is on Pumicite Creek, a local name for a west tributary of Tyone Creek. The mouth of Pumicite Creek is about 2 miles downstream from the junction of Daisy Creek and Tyone Creek. The site is plotted at about the midpoint of the creek near the center of sec. 16, T. 6 N., R. 10 W., Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile. The prospect is covered by the Pumicite claim.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Pumicite Creek drains an area of volcanic rocks, sandstone, and argillite of the Talkeetna Formation (Csejtey and others, 1978). Tertiary fluviatile conglomerate occurs south of the creek. Gold occurs in the alluvial gravels. The creek is less than 2 feet wide and has a gradient of 300 feet per mile (Kurtak and others, 1992). Stream-sediment samples collected by the U.S. Bureau of Mines contain 2.5 parts per million gold (0.0001 ounce per cubic yard) and 10 parts per billion platinum (Balen, 1990).
Geologic map unit (-147.082604565181, 62.2969150539017)
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 Apparently only limited sampling by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (Balen, 1990).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

MAS/MILS number 20760066.