|Current site name||Unnamed (in Aurora Creek)|
|Geographic coordinates:||-165.62329, 64.72178 (WGS84)|
|Relative position||Aurora Creek is an east tributary of upper Cripple River; its mouth is about 5.5 miles upstream from where the Nome-Teller road crosses Cripple River. The location is in Aurora Creek at an elevationof about 600 feet and about half-way between the head of the creek and its mouth on Cripple River. It is the location of Kardex site Kx 52-294 (Heiner and Porter, 1972; Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982). The location is about the center of a group of 15 claims staked in 1968.|
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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|
|Agency||Database name||Acronym||Record ID||Notes|
|USGS||Alaska Resource Data File||ARDF||NM138|
Heiner, L.E., and Porter, Eve, 1972, Alaska Mineral Properties, volume 2: University of Alaska, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory Report 24, 669 p.
Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982, Mining claim location maps -- Nome quadrangle: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 8 p., 3 sheets, scales 1:63,360 and 1:250,000.
Bundtzen, T.K., Reger, R.D., Laird, G.M., Pinney, D.S., Clautice, K.H., Liss, S.A., and Cruse, G.R., 1994, Progress report on the geology and mineral resources of the Nome mining district: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, Public Data-File 94-39, 21 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
|Subject category||Comment text|
|Deposit||Model Name = Alluvial placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a); sphalerite-bearing boulders are present in Aurora Creek gravels.|
|Reporter||12-MAR-00||Hawley, C.C. and Hudson, Travis L.||Hawley Resource Group|