Sleigh Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 62.0067
Longitude -147.2698
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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 setting

Geologic description

The 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.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Placer gold was reportedly found in 1913 and a claim was staked (Martin and Mertie, 1914).
Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

MAS/MILS number 20760029.

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