Unnamed (lode in Dexter Creek)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001994
MRDS ID A012838
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (lode in Dexter Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.33577, 64.57928 (WGS84)
Relative position This lode prospect is at an elevation of about 300 feet on the north side of Dexter Creek (NM303) about 300 feet upstream of the mouth of Grouse Gulch and about 5,700 feet south of the summit of King Mountain. It is at the east-central edge of section 31, T. 10 S., R. 33 W., Kateel River Meridian. It is locality 49 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]). The location is uncertain, but it probably is within 1,000 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 273
USGS model code 36a
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein
Mark3 model number 27

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist > Mica Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.33577, 64.57928

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A 400-foot tunnel driven in or before 1907 was reported by Smith (1908, p. 240). The ore reportedly contained about 4 percent copper. Moffit (1913, p. 135) proposed that gold in the deposit was more valuable than the copper. Country rock is probably the marble-rich unit mapped by Hummel (1962 [MF 247]).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = A 400-foot adit was driven into the north bank of Dexter Creek in or before 1907 (Smith, 1908); no subsequent work has been reported.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012838
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM245

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1908, Investigations of mineral deposits of Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 345, p. 206-250.

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., 1913, Geology of the Nome and Grand Central quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 533, 140 p.

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome C-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-247, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-463, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report 78-93, 213 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Smith, 1908

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Copper- and gold-bearing lode deposit; Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-JUL-00 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group
Reporter 10-JUL-00 Travis L. Hudson Hawley Resource Group