Vermont Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000578
MRDS ID A011027
Record type Site
Current site name Vermont Creek Placer
Alternate or previous names Rt Fork
Related records 10160111

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.0989, 67.51387 (WGS84)
Elevation 610
Relative position NORTH OF SMITH CK DOME, W SIDE OF HAMMOND RIVER.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
031N 011W;012W Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION AT JUNCTION WITH RT FORK. PLACER 1 MI UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.0989, 67.51387

Ore body information

  • Depth to bottom 24.38M

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS PHYLLITE, SCHIST ; REG.COM: PYRITE IN BEDROCK; VEINLETS WITH FREE GOLD, SULFIDES IN JOINTS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Koyukuk District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the production information

  • USUALLY GAVE 13 CENTS PER SQ FT; ONE DEEP CHANNEL 30-80 FT DEEP GAVE 5 DOLLARS PER SQ FT.

Comments on the workings information

  • SHALLOW CREEK GRAVELS AND DEEP FROZEN GRAVELS ADJACENT HAMMOND R. MINED.

Comments on development

  • EXPL.COM: PROPERTY AT LEAST ACTIVE IN 1901-09, 1914, 1916, 1927, 1929, 1930,1935-36, AROUND 1960, 1969. DRIFTS 90 FT DEEP IN LOWER PART; OPEN CUTS IN UPPER PART.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011027

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 532, P. 67, 97-98.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 76-340, P. 166.

  • Deposit

    REED, 1938, ALASKA DEPT OF MINE UNPUBL REPT, P. 55-56.

  • Production

    USGS BULL 532, P. 69.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit LOWER REACH MERGES WITH BENCH ON HAMMOND RIVER. GOLD WAS ON AND IN TOP 4 IN OF BEDROCK. SOME CHANNELS 30-80 FT DEEP MAY BE CAUSED BY HAMMOND RIVER.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-84 Bliss, James D. U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-APR-95 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PUT DIMENSION DATA INTO THE ORE BODY FIELDS FROM THE DEPOSIT COMMENTS FIELD.