Albert Creek

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Pt; W
Ore minerals gold; scheelite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 62.0021
Longitude -147.3069
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Placer claims on Albert and Crooked Creeks extend for about six miles from the E1/2 sec. 12, T. 22 N., R. 11 E., to the SW1/4 sec. 23, T. 23 N., R. 12 E., Seward Meridian. This mine is on Albert Creek, in the SW1/4 sec. 8, T. 22 N., R. 12 E., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The rocks in the Albert Creek-Crooked Creek area are volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Lower Jurassic, Talkeetna Formation (Csejtey and others, 1978). Gold occurs in stream gravels and low benches (Nokleberg and others, 1987). Fine gold also occurs in glacial and glaciofluvial deposits. Much of the gold is within 3 feet of bedrock and on the bedrock surface. Scheelite and platinum have been reported in some samples (Nokleberg and others, 1987). The gold is probably derived from gold-quartz veins in metagraywacke and phyllite of the Upper Cretaceous Valdez Group.
Several placer claims are on Albert Creek (a tributary of Crooked Creek) and on Crooked Creek. Gold was discovered on Albert Creek in 1912, resulting in a small stampede; no other valuable deposits were found, but activity on Albert Creek continued to at least 1961 (Cobb, 1973 [B 1374]). One or more claims on Albert Creek produced 150 ounces of gold in 1914 (Chapin, 1918).
Geologic map unit (-147.309097133283, 62.0015911592514)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary placer.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Several placer claims are on Albert Creek (a tributary of Crooked Creek) and on Crooked Creek. Gold was discovered on Albert Creek in 1912, resulting in a small stampede; no other valuable deposits were found, but activity on Albert Creek continued to at least 1961 (Cobb, 1973 [B 1374]). The claim blocks include the Timothy Bench Discovery, the Timothy Bench Above Discovery, and the Timothy Bench Below Discovery.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes One or more claims on Albert Creek produced 150 ounces of gold in 1914 (Chapin, 1918).

Additional comments

MAS/MILS number 20760026.

References

MRDS Number M045405

References

Reporters R.K. Rogers (U. S. Geological Survey contractor)
Last report date 10/3/2002