Webster Gulch

Mine, Undetermined

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale WI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-1
Latitude 67.4994
Longitude -150.1917
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Location and accuracy Webster Gulch is an informal name for a small creek that flows west into Nolan Creek about 0.7 mile north of Fay Creek. It is in the northeast quarter of section 22, T. 31 N., R. 12 W.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Reed (1938) noted that some gold had been found on Webster Creek. Bureau of Mines records indicate that there was some mining in or prior to 1942, but furnish no details. The area was examined by Kurtak and others (2002) who found the remains of an old shaft near the mouth of the gulch and some placer cuts further up the gulch.
Geologic map unit (-150.194451446745, 67.4989750022714)
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 There is some evidence of mining, probably before 1942.
Indication of production Yes
Reserve estimates None.
Production notes The few workings and the absence of reports of mining on Webster Gulch suggest that if any gold was produced, it was probably only a small amount.

References

References

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 D.J. Grybeck (Contractor, USGS)
Last report date 2/1/2011