Dan Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000538
MRDS ID A010736
Record type Site
Current site name Dan Creek
Alternate or previous names Includes: Dan & Chititu Creeks

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.55244, 61.37469 (WGS84)
Relative position SEE LOCATION COMMENTS
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • A PRODUCTIVE PLACER AREA ALONG 6 MILES OF LOWER DAN CREEK. EXTENDS INTO MCCARTHY B-4 QUADRANGLE. BEST LOCATION: MACKEVETT, 1976, LOC. 57. ACCURATE WITHIN A FEW HUNDRED FEET.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Primary
Lead Tertiary
Antimony Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Copper Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Silver Ore
Stibnite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.55244, 61.37469

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Medium
Significant No
Discovery year 1901
Discovery method Ore-Mineral Not In Place

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nizina

Comments on the production information

  • 143500 OUNCES OF GOLD AND 40 TONS OF COPPER PRODUCED UP TO 1968

Comments on the workings information

  • TYPE OF WORKINGS: SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND. MOSTLY SMALL-SCALE HAND AND OPEN-CUT HYDRAULIC METHODS; SOME DRIFT MINING.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010736
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MC141
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011699

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., and Capps, S.R., 1911, Geology and mineral resources of the Nizina district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 448, 111 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1973, Placer deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1374, 213 p.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., 1974, Geologic map of the McCarthy B-5 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-1146, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Smith, J.G., 1972, Geologic map of the McCarthy B-4 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Quadrangle Map GQ-943, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., 1976, Mineral deposits and occurrences in the McCarthy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-773B, scale 1:250,000

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 30-31

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit A LITTLE FINE GOLD CAN BE PANNED FROM PRACTICALLY ALL THE STREAMS DRAINING THE NORTH FLANK OF THE CHUGACH MOUNTAINS.
Deposit STREAM GRAVELS 8 TO 12 FT DEEP; GOLD ON BEDROCK AND LOWER 2 FT OF GRAVEL AND IN TOP 1 FT OF RIPPABLE SHALE BEDROCK; BENCH PLACERS MINED TO LESSER EXTENT. IN 1939 A 3 TON COPPER NUGGET WAS FOUND ON DAN CREEK

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1984 Garrison, Michael T. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-JUL-1997 Garrison, Michael T., Elliott, R.L., Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey