Cripple Creek Area

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000546
MRDS ID A010750
Record type Site
Current site name Cripple Creek Area
Alternate or previous names Colorado Creek, Bear Creek
Related records 10160793

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.13912, 63.58279 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • A PRODUCTIVE PLACER AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 60 SQ. MI. GENERALLY EAST OF GIVEN LOCATION LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = OPHIR (1954) 1:250000

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.13912, 63.58279

Comments on the geologic information

  • GRANITIC AND CHERT DERIVED GRAVELS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1913
Year of last production 1967

Mining district

District name Innoko District

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCED AN UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF GOLD, PROBABLY BETWEEN 50,000-150,000 TOZ

Comments on the workings information

  • DRIFT MINED FIRST, THEN BY LARGE SCALE NONFLOAT METHODS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010750

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B1374, P. 149, 151

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 76-576, P. 59, 65, 66

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINING PRIMARILY FROM BENCH DEPOSITS, BUT STREAM DEPOSITS WERE ALSO WORKED

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1984 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 13-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey