Salmon Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Mo; U
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale UG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 57.646
Longitude -156.053
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This site represents gold placer claims indicated on U.S. Bureau of Mines maps in 1973. They are located on Salmon Creek in T. 29 S., R. 42 W., of the Seward Meridian, approximately 2 1/2 miles upstream from Becharof Lake. They are part of a group of claims extending to the southeast along Salmon Creek onto the Karluk quadrangle (site KR011in Pilcher, 1999). The site corresponds to locality 7 in MacKevett and Holloway (1977), and to locality 18 in Church and others (1989: MF-1539I). Site location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This drainage is underlain by sedimentary rocks of the Jurassic Naknek and Shelikof Formations (Detterman and others, 1987).
Geologic map unit (-156.055090212272, 57.6452857457741)
Mineral deposit model Placer gold-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

This site is located within the Becharof National Wildlife Refuge.