|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||WI|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-6|
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|Location and accuracy||This placer occurrence is located on Jones Creek, an east tributary to lower Mettenpherg Creek. The occurrence is about 3 miles upstream of the mouth of Jones Creek in the SW 1/4 of section 26, T. 7 N., R. 23 W. of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate within 1 mile.|
Geologic descriptionPan samples taken from two separate sites on lower Jones Creek (Kurtak and others, 2002) contained visible placer gold. Schist in the creek contained 1-2% disseminated pyrite. Regional geologic mapping indicates the lower Jones Creek area is underlain by Devonian(?), quartz-mica schist, mica schist, phyllite, and quartzite (Brosge and Reiser, 1971). Placer claims were located on Jones Creek in 1976 (Kurtak and others, 2002).
|Geologic map unit||(-152.563231370535, 67.1315251921703)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary.|
|Workings or exploration||Placer claims were located on Jones Creek in 1976 (Kurtak and others, 2002).|
|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|