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The topography of the Innoko/Iditarod district is typified by broad lowlands, rolling uplands of moderate elevation, and local mountain groups. The lowlands are developed along larger streams at elevations under 500 feet. The rolling uplands are made up of uneven divides and ridges between 1,000 and 2,000 feet in elevation. The mountain groups occur in erratic fashion, chiefly along the main divides. Some of these groups have great prominence, owing to the general low relief of the region, although their maximum elevations are only about 4,500 feet.

Moore Creek is in rolling uplands at the base of one of the local mountain groups. Moore Creek itself heads in the divide that separates streams flowing into the Kuskokwim River from those that flow into the Yukon River. Moore Creek and others to the east of Moore Creek flow into the Kuskokwim River. Bonanza Creek, just over the low divide from the headwaters of Moore Creek, and other creeks to the west, flow into the Yukon River.

The NAD 27 Alaska GPS Coordinates for the cabins at Moore Creek are N 62 degrees 35' 47.4" and W 157 degrees 09' 51.8". The elevation at Moore Creek camp is about 1050 feet above sea level. The peak of Willow Mountain just two miles away is at 3009 feet and is the highest point in the area. The hill on which the Broken Shovel outcrops peaks just 1.5 miles from camp at 2225 feet. Moore Creek is located in the Iditarod C-3 Quadrangle (073C3) Seward Meridian, Township 29 N, Range 42 W in the Innoko Mining District of Alaska.

Moore Creek, Alaska

Moore Creek is on the historic Iditarod Trail. It also is on a state designated RS2477 trail, the Moore Creek-Sleetmute Trail.

Timberline is at roughly 1,500 feet. Moore Creek is surrounded mainly by spruce forests in the flat area around Moore Creek itself and the surrounding hills, with scattered birch and cottonwood. Thick alder and willow grow from treeline to about 2,000 feet, with higher elevations covered with tundra, moss, and lichen growth. All disturbed ground, such as old mine workings, trails, and ditches are commonly grown over with thick alders and willows. Some drier tailing piles have light spruce and birch stands.

 

Old tailing piles and surrounding terrain
Old tailing piles and surrounding terrain just above camp

High Altitude Photo
High Altitude Photo of Old Placer Workings - Top is West, bottom is East - Roughly Two Mile Length
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Enlargements of upper and lower portions of high altitude photo
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View from Broken Shovel Prospect looking down Moore Cree

View from Broken Shovel Prospect looking down Moore Creek to southeast

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Weather Averages - From www.wunderground.com

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Monthly Averages

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Low Temperature ( F / C )

-18 / -28

-14 / -26

-3 / -19

16 / -9

35 / 1

45 / 7

49 / 9

45 / 7

35 / 2

18 / -8

-4 / -20

-15 / -26

Precipitation ( in / mm )

1 / 19

1 / 17

1 / 20

1 / 21

1 / 22

1 / 37

2 / 52

2 / 63

2 / 50

1 / 36

1 / 33

1 / 36

Snow ( in / cm )

12 / 32

10 / 25

9 / 24

6 / 14

trace / trace

0 / 0

0 / 0

0 / 0

trace / trace

13 / 32

20 / 50

17 / 43

Wind Speed ( mph / kmh )

3 / 5

5 / 8

6 / 9

7 / 12

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7 / 11

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6 / 10

6 / 10

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4 / 7

3 / 5

Wind Direction (from the)

North

North

North

North

North

South

South

South

North

North

WNW

WNW

 

Moore Creek Mining LLC  P.O. Box 142402  Anchorage, AK 99514  info@moorecreek.com