|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||WI|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-1|
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|Location and accuracy||Acme Creek is a southeast-flowing tributary to lower Nolan Creek. Its mouth is about 0.5 upstream from the old town of Nolan. The site is near the mouth of the creek, about 0.5 mile north of the center of section 33, T. 31 N., R. 12 W. The location is accurate.|
Geologic descriptionReed (1938) reported that a small amount of fine gold was mined a few hundred feet above the mouth of Acme Creek from a deep channel 70 to 110 feet deep. The deep channel was thought to be related to the deep channel on Nolan Creek (WI101). Reed (1938) noted that gold had not been found in the modern shallow channel of Acme Creek or in high channels along it. In 1989, a decline was started to access the deep channel near the mouth of Acme Creek but was abandoned short of bedrock. (See the record for Nolan Creek (WI101) for the significance and productivity of the deep channel along it.)
|Geologic map unit||(-150.232050377669, 67.4834738549503)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Some mining on a deep channel just above the mouth of Acme Creek.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
|Production notes||Probably some gold production.|
Bundtzen, T.K., Swainbank, R.C., Wood, J.E., Clough, A.H., 1991 (1992), Alaska's Mineral Industry 1991: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Special Report 46, 89 p.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Chandalar and Wiseman quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-340, 205 p.
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.
|Reporters||J.M. Britton (Anchorage); D.J. Grybeck (Contractor, USGS)|
|Last report date||2/1/2011|