Mineral Creek

Mine, 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 A-7
Latitude 61.2036
Longitude -146.3173
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Location and accuracy This placer mine location (locality 76 of Cobb and Matson, 1972), is on Mineral Creek near the mouth of East Fork. It is approximately located, perhaps to within 1 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Low-grade placer gold deposits have been intermittently mined at various locations on Mineral Creek from before 1898 to at least 1914 (Cobb, 1972, 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 that may have contributed to Mineral Creek placers are widespread in the Valdez Group (Cobb and Matson, 1972).
Geologic map unit (-146.31935035897, 61.203081383713)
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 Small-scale placer gold mining and perhaps more extensive prospecting has occurred at various locations along Mineral Creek.
Indication of production Yes; small