Nicolie 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 A-1
Latitude 62.1757
Longitude -147.1964
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Location and accuracy Placer claims on Nicolie Creek extend upstream from its mouth for about 2 miles. They are in the S1/2 sec. 11, T. 24 N., R. 12 E., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Nicolie Creek drains an area of sandstone, siltstone, and claystone (Csejtey and others, 1978). The surrounding hills are Tertiary fluviatile conglomerate. The creek is 4 miles long and has an average gradient of 100 feet per mile. Placer claims were staked in 1973 and 1982 (Kurtak and others, 1992). The gold occurs in the alluvial gravel deposits. Stream-sediment samples collected by the U.S. Bureau of Mines contain 7 parts per million gold and 130 parts per billion platinum (Balen, 1990). Gold fineness ranges from 388 to 643.
Geologic map unit (-147.198606892812, 62.1751992860036)
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 claims were staked in 1973 and 1982 (Kurtak and others, 1992). Stream-sediment sampling by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (Kurtak and others, 1991).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

MAS/MILS number 20760078.