Lake Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000573
MRDS ID A011021
Record type Site
Current site name Lake Creek Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -151.53227, 67.47994 (WGS84)
Relative position FLOWS INTO THE SOUTH END OF WILD LAKE.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
031N 018W Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • PLACERS LIKELY EXTEND 1 MI DOWNSTREAM AND 2 MI UPSTREAM FROM LOCATION. 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
Antimony Secondary
Copper Secondary
Tungsten Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • STIBNITE UP TO 2 IN LONG.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Pyrite Ore
Copper Gangue
Hematite Gangue
Magnetite Gangue
Stibnite Gangue

Analytical data

Result GOLD AVE FINENESS 920

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -151.53227, 67.47994

Comments on the geologic information

  • STIBNITE CRYSTALS UP TO 2 IN.; LARGE SCHIST, CONGLOMERATE BOULDERS. ; MAJOR.UNITS: VARIOUS TYPES OF SCHISTS CUT BY GREENSTONE DIKE, QUARTZ STRINGERS. SOME QUARTZ VEINS CONTAIN CHALCOPYRITE, TOURMALINE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1904
Discoverer Emil Holmgren
Year of first production 1904
Year of last production 1937

Mining district

District name Koyukuk District

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the production information

  • 1904 PRODUCTION LIKELY INCORRECT; PRODUCTION BEGAN IN 1905. GRAVELS GAVE 1.86 TO 2.50 DOLLAR PER SQ FOOT IN 1917-1918, 1938.

Comments on development

  • PROPERTY KNOWN TO BE ACTIVE IN 1903-1905, 1932, 1934, 1937; GROUNDSLUICING; DRIFT MINING MAJOR GOLD PRODUCER.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011021

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 532, P. 70, 109

  • Deposit

    USGS 76-340, P. 126.

  • Deposit

    REED, 1938, ALASKA DEPT OF MINES UNPUBL REPT, P. 123-126.

  • Production

    USGS OFR 76-340, P. 126; USGS BULL 5321 P. 70; ADM UNPUBL. REPT., P. 123-126.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GRAVELS 3 FT THICK ALONG STREAM; BEDROCK 60 TO 95 FT DEEP AT HEAD OF DELTA INTO WILD LAKE.
Deposit AVE GOLD GRADE IS .081 TOZ PER SQ FT OF BEDROCK. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1984 Bliss, James D. U.S. Geological Survey