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Moonlight Creek; Igloo Creek Mine, Port Clarence District, Nome Borough, Alaska, USA

Latitude: 65°18'28"N
Longitude: 166°11'16"W
Location: Moonlight Creek is a southwest-flowing stream whose mouth is on the north shore of Grantley Harbor, 5 miles northeast of Teller. This is locality 67 of Cobb and Sainsbury (1972). This creek was formerly known as Igloo Creek and Cobb (1975) summarized relevant references under the name 'Igloo Cr., trib. Grantley Harbor'.
Geology: Bedrock in the Moonlight Creek drainage is a chlorite and mica schist assemblage that is locally intruded by small greenstone bodies (Sainsbury, 1972); the age of this assemblage is uncertain but it is probably Paleozoic. Some small scale placer mining apparently took place early in the century but other information has not been recorded about this deposit.
Workings: Not known
Age: Quaternary
Production: Not known
Reserves: Not defined

Commodities (Major) - Au
Development Status: Yes
Deposit Model: Alluvial Au placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)


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. Cobb, E.H., and Sainsbury, C.L., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Teller quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-426, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000. Sainsbury, C.L., 1972, Geologic map of the Teller quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Map I-685, 4 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

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