|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||VA|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-7|
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|Location and accuracy||Placer mining took place locally on Gold Creek, probably at least one-half mile upstream from its mouth on Port Valdez. The site is plotted on the creek at an elevation of 750 feet on the boundary between sections 27 and 28, T. 8 S., R. 7 W., of the Copper River Meridian. This mine is probably located to within one-half mile. It is locality 75 of Cobb and Matson (1972) and locality 62 of Winkler and others (1981 [OFR 80-892-B]).|
Geologic descriptionThe stream gravels of Gold Creek, which were reported to be as much as 50 feet thick in places, contain small amounts of placer gold (Brooks, 1914). Small-scale placer mining, including attempts at hydraulic operations, occurred at several locations along this creek from about 1906 to 1915 (Cobb, 1979 [OFR 79-1241]). Bedrock in the 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||(-146.4765345327, 61.1409778580291)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Holocene.|
|Workings or exploration||Small-scale placer mining, including attempts at hydraulic operations, occurred at several locations along this creek from about 1906 to 1915 (Cobb, 1979 [OFR 79-1241]).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
Brooks, A.H., 1914, The Alaskan mining industry in 1913: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-A, p. 45-74.
Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Valdez quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1241, 167 p.
Cobb, E.H., and Matson, N.A., Jr., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Valdez quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-438, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Winkler, G.R., Miller, R.J., MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1981, Map and summary table describing mineral deposits in the Valdez quadrangle, southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-892-B, 2 sheets, scale l:250,000.
|Reporters||Travis L. Hudson|
|Last report date||12/14/2001|