East Creek

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold; magnetite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale WI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-3
Latitude 67.3658
Longitude -151.1651
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy East Creek originates near Ipnek Mountain and flows west to Michigan Creek. The junction of East and Michigan Creeks is about 5.2 miles northwest of Ipnek Mountain. The location of the placer occurrence along East Creek is not known and this occurrence is arbitrarily placed about a mile upstream from the mouth of the creek.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Although Reed (1938) did not visit East Creek, he reports that it drains an area of schist and that very good placer prospects were found along it in the early 1900s.
Geologic map unit (-151.167832864086, 67.3653499597993)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Possibly only some prospecting.
Indication of production None



Kurtak, J.M., Klieforth, R.F., Clark, J.M., and Maclean, E.A., 2002, Mineral investigations in the Koyukuk mining district, northern Alaska: Final Report: U.S. Bureau of Land Management Technical Report 50, v. 1 and 2, 845 p.
Maas, K.M., 1987, Maps summarizing land availability for mineral exploration and development in northern Alaska, 1986: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 10-87, 33 quadrangle overlays.
Reporters J.M. Britton (Anchorage)
Last report date 8/9/2002