Gold Creek

Prospect, 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 C-2
Latitude 62.518
Longitude -150.908
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy C.C. Hawley and Associates, Inc. (1978, Fig. 4.2-B(3)) locate this prospect at the confluence of Gold Creek and Cache Creek in the northeast quarter of Section 15, T. 28 N., R. 9 W., of the Seward Meridian. Unpatented claims extend about 1 mile upstream from the confluence.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

At the confluence of Gold Creek and Cache Creek gold occurs in Pleistocene stream placers that range from 2 to 6 feet thick and have a pay streak 20 feet wide. The headwaters of Gold Creek are underlain by Mesozoic slate (KJs) and the lower courses are underlain by Tertiary continental deposits of the Kenai Group (Reed and Nelson, 1980). Gold is found on the bedrock surface and inside crevices in the slate at the Tertiary-Mesozoic unconformity (Capps, 1913). The fineness of the gold from Gold Creek is 857.5 (Clark and Hawley, 1968).
Also see Cache Creek (TL029).
Geologic map unit (-150.910285529202, 62.5174794444042)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Tertiary (Capps, 1913).

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The drainage has been prospected and mined by various small scale surface methods.
Indication of production Yes; small

Additional comments

Also see Cache Creek (TL029).


MRDS Number A011578


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