Hurtle Creek

Prospect, Probably inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale VA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-4
Latitude 61.4103
Longitude -145.4496
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This placer gold prospect is at the juncture of Hurtle Creek and an unnamed south tributary. The prospect is at about 3,200 feet elevation in the NW1/4 section 29, T. 5 S., R. 1 W., of the Copper River Meridian. This prospect is probably located to within one-half mile. It is locality 73 of Winkler and others (1981 [OFR 80-892-B]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer gold prospects were reported on Hurtle Creek by Moxham and Nelson (1952) and Winkler and others (1981 [OFR 80-892-B]). Bedrock in the general area is greenschist-facies metaflysch of the Late Cretaceous Valdez Group (Winkler and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-A]). Gold-bearing quartz veins are widespread through the Valdez Group in the southern Valdez quadrangle (Cobb and Matson, 1972).
Geologic map unit (-145.451693601912, 61.4097960218121)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Holocene.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Probably only prospecting has occurred along Hurtle Creek.
Indication of production None