Woodchopper Creek Area

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Platinum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000549
MRDS ID A010754
Record type Site
Current site name Woodchopper Creek Area
Alternate or previous names Coal Creek
Related records 10184961

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -143.41675, 65.2942 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • A PRODUCTIVE PLACER AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 55 SQ MI. INCLUDING COAL CREEK, WOODCHOPPER CREEK, AND THEIR TRIBUTARIES LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Platinum Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -143.41675, 65.2942

Comments on the geologic information

  • REG.COM: SOURCE ROCK IS A TERTIARY CONGCOMERATE WHICH HAS ITS SOURCE IN PALEZOIC OR PRECAMBRIAN METAMORPHIC ROCKS

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 1902
Year of last production 1964

Mining district

District name Circle District

Comments on the production information

  • PROBABLY PRODUCED 30,000-60,000 TOZ AU

Comments on the workings information

  • PLACER GROUND IS FROZEN

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010754

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B1374, P. 119

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 76-632, P. 9-10, 22, 32-33

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PAYSTREAK ON COAL CREEK IS 400-800 FT WIDE AND 2 MI LONG

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1984 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey