Unnamed (northeast of lower Sue Creek), New York Creek Placer Mine

Placer Mine with commodities gold, silver

More information at and near this site: REE-AK00172

About this location

Feature ID REE-Mf00557
Other names Murray Gulch; Unnamed (northeast of lower Sue Creek)
Geographic coordinates -158.590716, 61.570772
Point definition Point placed just south of the mine buildings from Figure 15; Geologic sketch of Murray Gulch, New York Creek drainage, Sleetmute C-7 Quadrangle, Alaska
Reference Bundtzen and others (1999); Figure 1
Date: 1999; Scale: Medium (1:24,000-1:250,000)

Descriptions from sources

Production

The New York Creek gold placers were developed around 1910 and have intermittently produced gold since then. Total New York Creek production. from 1910 to 1937, was at least 48 kg (1,543 oz) gold; an unknown amount of production has taken place to the present day

Bundtzen, T.K., Harris, E.E., Miller, M.L., Layer, P.W., and Laird, G.M., 1999, Geology of the Sleetmute C-7, C-8, D-7, and D-8 quadrangles, Horn Mountains, southwestern Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigations 98-12, 38 p., one sheet, scale 1:63,360.

History

In 1910, prospectors Nick Miljevic. A. Perledo, and J. Hittewlth discovered coarse placer gold about 6 km (4 mi) above the mouth of New York Creek. Hydraulic mining was initiated in 1915, and by the 1920s and 1930s, several tributaries including Murray Gulch and Mary Creek had been mined on a small scale.

Bundtzen, T.K., Harris, E.E., Miller, M.L., Layer, P.W., and Laird, G.M., 1999, Geology of the Sleetmute C-7, C-8, D-7, and D-8 quadrangles, Horn Mountains, southwestern Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigations 98-12, 38 p., one sheet, scale 1:63,360.

Production summaries

Dates Material Amount Units
1914 to 1937 gold (Au) 48 kilograms
1914 to 1937 silver (Ag) 7 kilograms

Detailed production statistics

1914 to 1937: gold (Au)
Beginning year 1914
Ending year 1937
Associated deposits Mo00550
Materials gold (Au)
Material type commodity
Material amount 48
Amount units kilograms
Contained commodity 48
Contained commodity units kilograms
Material amount SI 0.048(calculated)
Material amount SI units metric tons
Contained commodity SI 0.048(calculated)
Contained commodity SI units metric tons
Contained commodity element Au
Short reference Bundtzen and others (1999)Page 25, Table 8
Reference Bundtzen, T.K., Harris, E.E., Miller, M.L., Layer, P.W., and Laird, G.M., 1999, Geology of the Sleetmute C-7, C-8, D-7, and D-8 quadrangles, Horn Mountains, southwestern Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigations 98-12, 38 p., one sheet, scale 1:63,360.
1914 to 1937: silver (Ag)
Beginning year 1914
Ending year 1937
Associated deposits Mo00550
Materials silver (Ag)
Material type commodity
Material amount 7
Amount units kilograms
Contained commodity 7
Contained commodity units kilograms
Material amount SI 0.007(calculated)
Material amount SI units metric tons
Contained commodity SI 0.007(calculated)
Contained commodity SI units metric tons
Contained commodity element Ag
Remarks CntSIComAm full data value is 0.0071111
Short reference Bundtzen and others (1999)Page 25, Table 8
Reference Bundtzen, T.K., Harris, E.E., Miller, M.L., Layer, P.W., and Laird, G.M., 1999, Geology of the Sleetmute C-7, C-8, D-7, and D-8 quadrangles, Horn Mountains, southwestern Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigations 98-12, 38 p., one sheet, scale 1:63,360.

History of the site

Dates Status Detail Reference
1910 to 1910 Exploration In 1910, prospectors Nick Miljevic. A. Perledo, and J. Hittewlth discovered coarse placer gold about 6 km (4 mi) above the mouth of New York Creek Bundtzen and others (1999)
1914 to 1937 Active Production Bundtzen and others (1999)

Geographic context based on the point coordinates