Fivemile Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au; Pb
Ore minerals galena

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale VA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 61.5353
Longitude -144.5621
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is located in the western cirque at the headwaters of Fivemile Creek; it is about 1.3 miles east of elevation (peak) 5561 at an elevation of 4,300 feet in the SE1/4 section 7, T. 4 S., R. 5 E., of the Copper River Meridian. This prospect is approximately located, perhaps to within one-half mile. It is locality 55 of Cobb and Matson (1972) and locality 46 of Winkler and others (1981 [OFR 80-892-B]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Berg and Cobb (1967) reported that this lode prospect contains gold and silver. A specimen supposedly from this prospect was rich in galena. Bedrock in the area is schist of the Liberty Creek terrane (Winkler and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-A]).
Geologic map unit (-144.56419599419, 61.5348228663418)
Age of mineralization Not known; schist in the Liberty Creek terrane was probably metamorphosed during the mid-Cretaceous (Winkler and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-A]).

Production and reserves

Indication of production None