|Current site name||Tan Creek Ridge|
|Geographic coordinates:||-144.7058, 64.40171 (WGS84)|
|Relative position||The Tan Creek Ridge prospect is located on a ridge above the eastern tributary of Sonora Creek, a tributary of Central Creek (BD011). The prospect is part of a 72-square-mile claim block that includes the Pogo deposit (BD033) and parts of Central Creek. The approximate center of the prospect is in SW1/4SE1/4 section 11, T. 6 S., R. 15 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. A winter trail from Big Delta on the Richardson Highway provides access up the Goodpaster River. A 1,500-foot airstrip is also located at the mouth of Pogo Creek, about 7 miles northwest. Tan Creek Ridge was not identified as a separate location by Cobb (1972; MF-388) or by Cobb and Eberlein (1980).|
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|USGS||Alaska Resource Data File||ARDF||BD053|
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Big Delta quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-388, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., and Eberlein, G.D., 1980, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Big Delta and Tanacross quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1086, 77 p.
Smith, Moira, 1998, 1998 Exploration update on the Pogo property, Goodpaster River district, Alaska [abs.], in Mining, Alaska's State and Native Lands: Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Miners Association, 1998 Proceedings, p. 65.
Teck Resources Inc., 1998, Pogo project advanced exploration program, Stage II application and plan of operations: Teck Resources Inc. report, 75 p.
Smith, Moira, 1999, Gold mineralization on the Pogo claims, east-central Alaska [abs.], in Cordilleran Exploration Roundup Proceedings: Vancouver, British Columbia, 16th Cordilleran Exploration Roundup, p. 73.
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|Deposit||Model Name = Plutonic-related mesothermal|
|Deposit||Other Comments = Tan Creek Ridge is part of the Pogo project, a joint venture of Teck Corporation, Sumitomo Metal Mining, and Sumitomo Corporation. The Teck Corporation is the principal operator of the project and can earn a 40% interest in the property.|
|Reporter||26-APR-99||Cameron S. Rombach||Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys|