|Current site name||Slate Creek (placer)|
|Geographic coordinates:||-149.9033, 67.22969 (WGS84)|
|Relative position||Slate Creek is a west-flowing tributary to the Middle Fork Koyukuk River, and the confluence of the two is at the old town of Coldfoot. The reference point, approximately 15 miles southwest of Poss Mountain, is about at the center of early mining activity on the upper creek (NE1/4 sec. 26, T. 28 N., R. 11 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). It is approximately the same location as the symbol indicating recent mining in Brosgi and Reiser (1964). Mining in this area probably extended about 1 mile both up- and downstream from the reference point. There was also mining activity on lower Slate Creek below its confluence with Myrtle Creek in the Wiseman quadrangle. The location is accurate within a 1-mile radius.|
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|Materials||Type of material|
|USGS model code||39a|
|BC deposit profile||C01. C02|
|Deposit model name||Placer Au-PGE|
|Mark3 model number||54|
|Host or associated||Host|
|Rock type||Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel|
|Development status||Past Producer|
|Agency||Database name||Acronym||Record ID||Notes|
|USGS||Mineral Resources Data System||MRDS||A012120|
|USGS||Alaska Resource Data File||ARDF||CH007|
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Maddren, A.G., 1913, The Koyukuk-Chandalar region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 532, 119 p.
Smith, P.S. 1939, Mineral industry in Alaska in 1937: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 910-A, p. 1-113.
Smith, P.S., 1939, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1938: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 917-A, p. 1-113.
Holdsworth, P.R., 1952, Report of the Commissioner of Mines for the Biennium ended December 31, 1952: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Annual Report 1952, 66 p.
Brosgi, W.P., and Reiser, H.N., 1964, Geologic map and section of the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map 1-375, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
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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.
Cobb, E.H., 1977, Placer deposit map of central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-168B, 64 p., 1 map, scale 1:1,000,000.
Grybeck, D.J., 1977, Known mineral deposits of the Brooks Range, Alaska: US Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-166C, 41 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.
DeYoung, J.H., Jr., 1978, Mineral resources map of the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-878-B, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1978, Mineral appraisal of the proposed Gates of the Arctic Wilderness National Park, Alaska, A preliminary comment: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 109-78, 29 p., 4 sheets.
Cobb, E.H., and Cruz, E.L., 1983, Summaries of data and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-278, 91 p.
Eakins, G.R., Bundtzen, T.K., Lueck, L.L. Green, C.B., Gallagher, J.L., and Robinson, M.S., 1985, Alaska mineral industry, 1984: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Special Report 38, 57p.
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 sheets.
Smith, P.S., 1939, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1937: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 910-A, p. 1-113.
Schrader, F.C., 1900, Preliminary report on a reconnaissance along the Chandalar and Koyukuk Rivers, Alaska, in 1899: U.S. Geological Survey Twenty-first Annual Report, Part 2, p. 441-486.
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.
Bundtzen, T.K., Swainbank, R.C., Clough, A.H., Henning, M.W., and Hansen, E.W., 1994, Alaska's mineral industry, 1993: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Special Report 48, 84 p.
Holdsworth, P.R., 1955, Report of the Commissioner of Mines for the biennium ended December 31, 1954: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Annual Report 1954, 110 p.
Smith, P.S., 1941, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1939: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 926-A, p. 1-106.
Maddren, A.G., 1910, The Koyukuk-Chandalar gold region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 442-G, p. 284-315.
Reed, I.M., 1938, Upper Koyukuk region, Alaska (Wiseman, Chandalar, and Bettles): Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 194-7, 201 p.
|Subject category||Comment text|
|Deposit||Model Name = Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Deposit||Other Comments = Many of the references to and descriptions of Slate Creek do not differentiate between the upper creek (in the Chandalar quadrangle) and the lower creek (in the Wiseman quadrangle). Most probably refer to the lower part of the creek, which produced most of the gold. ? See also: Myrtle Creek and Slate Creek in the Wiseman quadrangle (see Cobb, 1981,OFR 81-732B, for a list of references for these occurrences in the Wiseman quadrangle).? Alaska Kardex No. 031-26, 031-109 (Kardex is a card file mining claim information system located at the State of Alaska DNR Public Information Center in Fairbanks).|
|Reporter||17-NOV-1999||J.M. Britton||U.S. Geological Survey|