Atwater Creek Mine, Fortymile District, Southeast Fairbanks Borough, Alaska, USA
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Geology: Bedrock along Atwater Creek consists of Paleozoic greenschist-facies metavolcanic and metasedimentary rocks, which are in high-angle fault contact with the Taylor Mountain batholith of Triassic age (Foster, 1976; Werdon and others, 2001). Bundtzen and others (1990) reported placer mining occurred on Atwater Creek in 1989.
Workings: Bundtzen and others (1990) reported placer mining occurred on Atwater Creek in 1989.
Commodities (Major) - Au
Development Status: Undetermined.
Deposit Model: Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
1 entry listed. 1 valid mineral.
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Bundtzen, T.K., Swainbank, R.C., Deagen, J.R., Moore, J.L., 1990, Alaska's Mineral Industry 1989: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Special Report 44, 100 p. Burleigh, R.E., and Lear, K.G., 1994, Compilation of data for Phase I of the mineral resource evaluation of the Bureau of Land Management Black River and Fortymile subunits: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 48-94, 116 p. Foster, H.L., 1976, Geologic map of the Eagle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series, Map 922, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000. Werdon, M.B., Newberry, R.J., and Szumigala, D.J., 2001, Bedrock geologic map of the Eagle A-2 quadrangle, Fortymile mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Preliminary Interpretive Report 2001-3b, 1sheet, scale 1:63,360.