Historic Iron Creek
Placer Claims – Whitehorse Mining District – Yukon Territory, Canada
Montana Gold And Mineral Mines is proud to present the Historic Iron Creek P510655, P510208 Mining Claims for sale. These are placer gold mining claims for sale exclusively through Montana Gold And Mineral Mines. These Yukon gold mining claims are located on Iron Creek in the Yukon Territory, Canada and have been properly staked and marked. All Montana Gold And Mineral Mines claims have been carefully surveyed, mapped and researched. Field work is completed by our own experienced, well educated Mine Survey Team.
Remote Yukon gold mine. Iron Creek runs for several of miles through wilderness, down through a narrow valley of glacial till containing gold and flows into Sydney Creek. During surveying gold was easily found in the creek bed by panning and from the benches. The claims boast good access but receives almost no visitors. The claims were originally sampled for rich, free gold deposits in the gravels and have been mined recreationally for the past few years by the owner. Both the creek and the benches hold Yukon Gold!
The creek bed is estimated to be over 1000 feet on these claims and about 15 feet to about 20 feet wide. There is good year round water in the creek. You are likely to find some native silver, garnets and possibly some relics on the claim but the primary commodity is be gold.
Remnants and items seen in the area indicate there has been work done after 1900. It is known by the surveyors that the claim has been worked intermittently in the 1900’s. As the gold lies in the glacial till there is plenty to mine on the entire claims.
There is road access to the Yukon gold claims and plenty of room for staging, parking and other operations.
History of the Mines
The Iron Creek P510655, P510208 Mine is located in the southern area of the Yukon Territory near the capitol of Whitehorse. This is an area with a great history for gold. All of Iron Creek that can be claimed has claims on it currently.
The mine owners of the neighboring claims are real helpful and very friendly and have been mining at Iron Creek for more than a decade. View the pictures to see what kind of gold is coming out of Iron Creek.
Many years ago glaciers covered the area of Iron Creek and Sydney Creek brining gold to the area. When the glaciers melted they left a deep gold rich layer of material behind. The benches have held this gold for centuries and the creek washes new gold down each year. If you have ever wanted to go north and mine, this is your opportunity! The owner of the claims has mined on Iron Creek for the past three years and had brought back the gold!
|Access to the Mine:||You can drive a full size truck to the mine. A 4×4 is recommended for wet muddy roads.|
|Tailings Present:||None. Loose gravels in the creek bed of small pebbles to larger boulders. Boulders are great places for the gold to hide. Benches are loaded with glacial till.|
|Depth / Length:||Over 1000 feet of creek bed gravels with gold bearing benches on both sides.|
|Minerals in the Mine:||Historically mined for gold. Minerals of quartz, pyrite, galena, gold, black sands, garnets and possibly diamonds would be expected.|
|Foot traffic at the mine:||Very little.|
Aerial view of claim and boundaries.
|Number of Mines||1 Placer|
|Nearest city with amenities||Whitehorse|
|Access to the Claim||A good dirt road – Canol Road – breaks off from the Alaska Highway and a good dirt road breaks off the Canol road running along Sydney Creek to Iron Creek.|
|Parking on the Claim||Claim is situated in a valley but there is plenty of room for parking and staging.|
|Resources||Good year round water, grasses, brush and trees|
|Structures on claim||None|
Plenty of water to Pan, Sluice, Dredge or whatever mining you want to do.
The claim is allowed to use as much water as needed for mining.
This is the perfect place to mine undisturbed by yourself in seclusion.
Or bring the whole family and have a lot of fun in the great outdoors!
Over 1000 feet of creek bed to mine and plenty of gold bearing material in the benches.
Iron Creek has a history of gold mining dating back to the early 1900’s.
The placer gold occurs in recent stream gravels and also in bench gravels. The deposits have been mined by sluicing, hydraulicking, and dredging.
1000 feet of creek bed estimated.
Accessibility / Location
Good clearance 2-wheel drive truck or RV.
Gold, Native Silver, Native Platinum, Garnets and many other minerals
Wood, Shade, Trees, Good Year Round Water
Economic information about the deposit and operations
|Development status||Past Producer|
- Gold- Primary
- Glacial Drift
Iron Creek District Information
|The Iron Creek placer deposits were discovered about 1905 and the creek was staked along its lower 3 miles’. About this time the neighboring tributaries and Sidney creek were also staked. Work was carried on by hand and it is reported that some operators recovered $70 to $80 a month.|
|The best pay has been found at the base of old gravels or in streams that have cut through old gravels. Iron creek runs south and the preservation of old gravels in its valley is believed due to the ice movement having been impeded by the mountains north and northwest of it.|
|Iron Creek is accessed by the South Canol road to a logging/mining road up Sidney Creek. Of particular interest in the Big Salmon mountain range are those creeks with a north south alignment. When the continental glaciation took place, some of these valleys were protected by surrounding mountains from the westerly flow of ice. Iron Creek begins in a cirque and a valley glacier descended to within four and a half kilometres of its mouth. For the most part, the gravels on Iron Creek are shallow, less than five metres.|
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