|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||TK|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-1|
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|Location and accuracy||This placer prospect is on Sleigh Creek, 1/2 mile upstream from its mouth on Crooked Creek. The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile. Alternate names include Cottonwood-Sleigh Creek and Bonanza 1-8 claims.|
Geologic descriptionThe rocks in the drainage of Sleigh Creek are volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Lower Jurassic, Talkeetna Formation (Csejtey and others, 1978). Gold occurs in the alluvial gravel. Placer gold was reportedly found in 1913 and a claim was staked (Martin and Mertie, 1914).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.271996016853, 62.0061922781489)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary placer.|
|Workings or exploration||Placer gold was reportedly found in 1913 and a claim was staked (Martin and Mertie, 1914).|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Additional commentsMAS/MILS number 20760029.
Cobb, E.H., and Csejtey, Bela, Jr., 1980, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-716, 63 p.
Csejtey, Bela, Jr., Nelson, W.H., Jones, D.L., Silberling, N.J., Dean, R.M., Morris, M.S., Lanphere, M.A., Smith, J.G., and Silberman, M.L, 1978, Reconnaissance geologic map and geochronology, Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, northern part of Anchorage quadrangle, and southwest part of Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-558-A, 60 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
|Reporters||R.K. Rogers (U. S. Geological Survey contractor)|
|Last report date||10/3/2002|