Pass Creek

Mine, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TL
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 62.392
Longitude -151.57
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Location and accuracy Reed and others (1978, locality 70) show this property about two miles above the confluence with Camp Creek in northwest quarter of Section 31, T. 27 N., R.12 W., of the Seward Meridian. It is also shown by C.C. Hawley and Associates, Inc. (1978, Fig. 4.2-B(4)) and Clark and Cobb (1972, locality 12).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Pass Creek is part of a productive placer area of approximately 36 square miles, including streams draining Fairview Mountain, with area of interest generally northeast and southeast of the summit of Fairview Mountain.
No detailed description is available for the Pass Creek property. The creek follows a fault contact between Mesozoic marine sedimentary rocks (KJs) and Tertiary continental deposits of the Kenai Group (Reed and Nelson, 1980). Hawley and Clark (1973) show a pattern of gold distribution that suggests the lode sources could be in or near the Pass Creek fault structure. Alternatively, the placer deposits may have been formed by reworking of Tertiary sedimentary rocks that contain small amounts of gold.
C.C. Hawley and Associates, Inc. (1978) report that the ground is essentially untested.
Also see Twin Creek (TL026) and Mills Creek (TL059).
Geologic map unit (-151.57226755429, 62.3914597376978)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Pleistocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The drainage has been prospected and mined by various small scale surface methods.
Indication of production Yes; small
Reserve estimates C.C. Hawley and Associates, Inc. (1978) report that the ground is essentially untested.

Additional comments

Also see Twin Creek (TL026) and Mills Creek (TL059).


MRDS Number A011587


Reporters Madelyn A. Millholland (Millholland & Associates)
Last report date 8/10/1998