Bachelor Creek Gold Mine
The Bachelor Creek Gold Mine is in Yukon-Koyukuk, Alaska. Historically the site has been part of the Circle Mining District. The Bachelor Creek Gold Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. The ore mined is composed of gold. The placer ore was described as irregular in shape based on documentation from 1989 of unknown dimensions. The host rock in this area is gravel.
Additional textual information about a site or mine.
MODEL NAME = PLACER GOLD DEPOSIT (COX AND SINGER, 1986; MODEL 39A).
GOLD REPORTED ON PREACHER CREEK IN 1913 MAY HAVE BEEN ON LOPER OR BACHELOR CREEK. NUMEROUS CLAIMS STAKED ON PREACHER CREEK IN 1928 AND 1976 TO 1981. SEE ALSO LOPER CREEK, ARDF NO. CI035.
Formal or informal mining district names.
GRAVEL ON A LOW BENCH EAST OF THE STREAM WAS SLUICED IN 1910 (COBB, 1973, P. 123, [B 1374] ). A MAN RECENTLY REPORTED FINDING A 1. 2 OUNCE GOLD NUGGET ON BACHELOR CREEK (LAMPRIGHT, 1996, P. 55).
TRAVERSES IN THE UPPER BACHELOR CREEK BASIN INDICATE THAT IT IS UNDERLAIN, IN PART, BY LIGHT GRAY OR RUSTY-WEATHERING FELSIC SCHISTS AND QUARTZITES AND BY ABUNDANT GRAPHITIC SCHIST AND QUARTZITE. SULFIDE MINERALS APPEAR TO BE CONCENTRATED IN STRATIFORM LAYERS, ESPECIALLY IN THE GRAPHITIC ROCKS. IN SOME HAND SPECIMENS, SULFIDES MAKE UP 15 TO 20 PERCENT OF THE ROCK. PYRITE IS THE MOST COMMON SULFIDE, AND CHALCOPYRITE AND ARSENOPYRITE ARE PRESENT IN MANY OF THE ROCKS. PYRRHOTITE IS COMMON IN THE GRAPHITIC ZONES. BOTH FELSIC AND GRAPHITIC SCHISTS CONTAIN ELEVATED ABUNDANCES OF GOLD, COPPER AND TUNGSTEN. THE FELSIC SCHISTS AND ASSOCIATED LIGHT-COLORED QUARTZITES CONTAIN UP TO 240 PPB GOLD, 4300 PPM COPPER, 2100 PPM AS, 4 PPM SILVER, 4. 5 PPM SB, 130 PPM SB, 14 PPMLEAD, 90 PPM SN AND 3100 PPM W. IN THESE ROCKS GOLD CORRELATES WITH COPPER, AND TO A LESSER EXTENT, WITH ARSENIC. HIGH TUNGSTEN-TIN VALUES INVERSELY CORRELATE TO GOLD-BASE METAL VALUES. GRAPHITIC SCHISTS AND QUARTZITES ARE LESS WELL MINERALIZED WITH CONCENTRATIONS OF GOLD TO 180 PPB, COPPER TO 1600 PPM AND W TO 110 PPM (T. E. SMITH AND OTHERS, 1987, P. 6-10 TO 6-11 ). BEDROCK IN THE AREA IS COMPOSED OF BOTH SCHIST AND GRANITE PORPHYRY. BEDROCK SCHIST IS PRIMARILY QUARTZ-MICA, QUARTZITIC, AND CARBONACEOUS. THESE PALEOZOIC AND (OR) PRECAMBRIAN SCHISTS ARE CUT BY A 75 FOOT THICK SILL-LIKE BODY OF GRANITE PORPHYRY. THE SCHISTOSITY AND SILL STRIKE N 60 E. GRAVELS ARE THIN (7 TO 8 FEET THICK) OR ABSENT AND ARE THAWED. GRAVELS ARE COMPOSED OF SCHIST, ABUNDANT VEIN QUARTZ, AND SOME GRANITE PORPHYRY CLASTS. THE ONLY GOLD OCCURRENCE REPORTED IS ON A LOW, 20 FOOT THICK GRAVEL BENCH ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CREEK (PRINDLE, 1910, P. 208-209 ). GRAVEL ON A LOW BENCH EAST OF THE STREAM WAS SLUICED IN 1910 (COBB, 1973, P. 123, [B 1374] ). A MAN RECENTLY REPORTED FINDING A 1. 2 OUNCE GOLD NUGGET ON BACHELOR CREEK (LAMPRIGHT, 1996, P. 55).
Characteristics of the ore body.
STATUS IS INACTIVE
Mineral rights ownership information.
GRAVEL ON A LOW BENCH EAST OF THE STREAM WAS SLUICED IN 1910 (COBB, 1973, P. 123, [B 1374] ), HOWEVER AMOUNT OF PRODUCTION IS UNKNOWN.
SMITH AND OTHERS, 1987; LAMPRIGHT, 1996.
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Dolly Uranium Prospect
Mckinley Creek Gold Prospect
Preacher American Creek Junction Gold Prospect
Lower American Creek Gold Prospect
Table Mountain Mine
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Table Mountain Uranium Prospect
Gold Occurrence Near Table Mountain
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