Unnamed (near Magnolia Creek)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308435
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (near Magnolia Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.32939, 65.51431 (WGS84)
Relative position Magnolia Creek is a north tributary to Igloo Creek in the northern Teller B-1 and southern Teller C-1 quadrangles. The Magnolia Creek prospect is located on the east side of upper Magnolia Creek on the west-facing, headwater slopes of a small east tributary. The prospect is between elevations of 750 and 1100 feet on the west side of the north-south ridge between upper Magnolia Creek and Yale Creek to the east. This prospect was identified in 1982. It was not included in the compilations of Cobb and Sainsbury (1972) or Cobb (1975).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Quartz Gangue


  • (Local) Not known

Mineral occurrence model information

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.32939, 65.51431

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The Magnolia Creek prospect is an area of anomalous gold values in stream sediments and soils. Magnolia Creek marks the approximate boundary between a highly deformed metapelitic schist to the east and a metapelitic/metacarbonate assemblage to the west. Stream silts in the small east tributary to Magnolia Creek contained highly anomalous gold (295 and 1,830 ppb; Hudson and Wyman, 1983). Follow-up soil sampling on the tundra-mantled slopes in the headwaters of this tributary defined a large area of anomalous gold (5 to 125 ppb), some arsenic ( to 62 ppm), and some mercury (to 600 ppb). The area of anomalous soils is about 1.4 miles long in a north-south direction and about 0.5 miles wide in an east -west direction; the upslope limits of the anomalous area have not been determined (Hudson and Wyman, 1983). The nature of the mineralization in the metapelitic schist responsible for the anomalous soils and steam silts has not been determined.
  • Age = Not known

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Port Clarence

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • Reserves = Not defined

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Reconnaissance stream silt and soil sampling is all that has been done here.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TE078

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Sainsbury, C.L., 1972, Metallic mineral resource map of the Teller quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-426, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Hudson, T.L., and Wyman, W. F., 1983, Interim report on areas of Seward Peninsula warranting further prospecting and evaluation: Anchorage, Anaconda Minerals Company internal report, 84 p., 7 plates. (Report held by Cook Inlet Region Inc., Anchorage, Alaska.)

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Teller quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-587, 130 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hudson and Wyman, 1983

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Disseminated or vein gold in metapelitic schist. Possibly low-sulfide Au-quartz veins (Cox and Singer, 1986, model 36a)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-MAY-1998 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology