Unnamed (tributary to upper Trail Creek)

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000253
MRDS ID A010295
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (tributary to upper Trail Creek)
Related records 10308501

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -159.62274, 59.98931 (WGS84)
Relative position Trail Creek is a large west tributary of the Izavieknik River which flows between Upper Togiak Lake and Togiak Lake. This placer mine is in an unnamed north tributary to upper Trail Creek. The map site is at an elevation of about 2,200 feet on this tributary, in the SE1/4 of section 20, T 2 S, R 60 W, of the Seward Meridian. It is locality 21 of Hoare and Cobb (1977) and of Cobb and Condon (1972).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -159.62274, 59.98931

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Hoare and Coonrad (1961) show this to be a placer mining locality. No additional information is available for this deposit. This part of Trail Creek is a glaciated drainage and underlain is by Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous sedimentary and volcanic rocks (Hoare and Coonrad, 1978).
  • Age = Holocene.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Bristol Bay Region

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some small surface workings are assumed to be present.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010295
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF GO009

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hoare, J.M., and Coonrad, W.L., 1961, Geologic map of the Goodnews quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-339, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Condon, W.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Goodnews quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-447, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Hoare, J.M., and Cobb, E.H., 1977, Mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bethel, Goodnews, and Russian Mission quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-156, 98 p.

  • Deposit

    Hoare, J.M., and Coonrad, W.L., 1978, Geologic map of the Goodnews and Hagemeister Island quadrangles region, southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-9-B, two sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Hoare and Coonrad, 1961

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 20-MAR-2001 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology