Caribou Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000646
MRDS ID A011263
Record type Site
Current site name Caribou Creek Placer
Related records 10210090

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.79178, 63.60707 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
015S;015S 016W;017W 18;13,14,16,23 Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • PLACERED AREA EXTENDS 2.5 MI UP AND DOWN STREAM FROM LOCATION GIVEN IN AN E-W DIRECTION; THIS REPORT INCLUDES REFERENCES TO (LOWER CARIBOU) PLACER 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 Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • STIBNITE IN CREEK WASH AND IN NEARBY LODES

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Stibnite Ore
Garnet Gangue
Ilmenite Gangue
Scheelite Unknown

Analytical data

Result VALUES FOR GRAVEL NEAR MOUTH OF SNOWSHOE CR.: 0.036 FINE OZ/CY AT CENTER OF DEPOSIT, 0.012 FINE OZ/CY AU ON BOTH SIDES, (GOLD AT 20.67/FINE OZ), CALCULATED FROM DAVIS, 1923, P. 118-119 AND USGS BULL 755, P. 42

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.79178, 63.60707

Ore body information

  • Thickness 4.27M
    Width 274.32M
    Length 5181.6M

Comments on the geologic information

  • GOLD EXTENDS INTO RIPPABLE BEDROCK; NUMEROUS BOULDERS HAMPER MINING; PLACERS LIE BELOW TERRACES OF LAST GLACIATION ; REG.COM: KANTISHNA LODE DEPOSITS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Kantishna

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Comments on the production information

  • MOST OF THE 4,000 FINE OZ AU PRODUCED IN THE KANTISHNA DISTRICT IN 1940 WAS FROM 2 DRAGLINE OPERATIONS ON CARIBOU CREEK, USGS BULL 1374, P. 154; ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF PLACER GOLD IN THE DISTRICT IS BETWEEN 3000 AND 5000 OZ, ADGGS RI-83-12, P. 25

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P.27
  • ADGGS RI83-12, P. 27

Comments on development

  • HYDRAULIC PLANT OPERATED IN 1922; 2 DRAGLINE OPERATIONS BY 1940; NUMEROUS SLUICES

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011263

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 314, P. 218-219

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 687, P. 92-93

  • Deposit

    DAVIS, J.A., 1923, THE KANTISHNA REGION, AK IN STEWART, B.D., ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINE INSPECTOR TO THE GOVERNOR OF ALASKA, 1922: JUNEAU, AK, P. 118-119

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1108-A, P. 27, 29

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1374, P. 154

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 98, P. 8-9, 13-14, 16

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 25, 27

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GRAVELS AVERAGE 2.0 TO 3.5 FT THICK WITH GOLD CONCENTRATED ON BEDROCK; SOME GOLD IN TERRACE GRAVELS; UPPER CARIBOU: NARROW, DISCONTINUOUS PAY; LOWER CARIBOU: LAREG VOLUM, LOW-GRADE
Deposit INCLUDES REFERENCES TO (LOWER CARIBOU) PLACER; FOR DATA RELATING SPECIFICALLY TO LOWER CARIBOU SEE: (LOWER CARIBOU) PLACER; STREAM GRADIENT: 150 FT/MI; STREAM FLOW OF 100 CF/SECOND (WET SEASON) AND 25 CF/SECOND (DRY SEASON); AREA KNOWN FOR ABUNDANCE OF WATER ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1984 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey