Slate Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000582
MRDS ID A011031
Record type Site
Current site name Slate Creek Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.04663, 67.21858 (WGS84)
Elevation 427
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.04663, 67.21858

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS MICA SCHIST, SLATE, AND PHYLLITE CUT BY ALTERED DIORITE DIKES AND QUARTZ BODIES.

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 1899

Mining district

District name Koyukok District

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the production information

  • ROCKERS GAVE 3 TO 4 DOLLARS PER DAY (DOWNSTREAM) AND 8 DOLLAR PER DAY (OLD PRICE).

Comments on development

  • PROPERTY WAS ACTIVE AT LEAST IN 1899-1900, INTERMITTANTLY TO 1909(?), 1937-39. MINED BY HAND, HYDRAULICKED; BULLDOZER AND SLUICE PLATE (1974). SOME ACTIVITY AROUND 1964.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011031

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 532, P. 69, 86-88.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 76-340, P. 64.

  • Production

    USGS BULL 532, P. 69.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GRAVELS CORE THIN; MOST PRODUCTION DOWNSTREAM FROM JUNCTION WITH MYRTLE CK.

Reporter information

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