Eldorado Creek Placers

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000649
MRDS ID A011268
Record type Site
Current site name Eldorado Creek Placers

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.97289, 63.53039 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION IS SITE OF MOST RECENT ACTIVITY; AT MOUTH OF CREEK 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

Comments on the commodity information

  • STIBNITE IN FLOAT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Stibnite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.97289, 63.53039

Ore body information

  • Thickness 1.22M

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BLACK SLATY SCHIST ; 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

  • MINING REPORTED 1975; TOTAL PRODUCTION PROBABLY LESS THAN 1000 OZ AU

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 27

Comments on development

  • IN 1975, NORTHWEST MINING CO. OPERATED A SLUICING PLANT AT CREEK MOUTH USING A BULLDOZER AND FRONT END LOADER; 400 TO 700 CY PROCESSED DAILY WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011268

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 687, P. 88

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 755, P. 42

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-168B, P. 37

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 47 LOC. 49

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 27

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit RECENT MINING FROM ABOVE FALSE SILT BEDROCK; GRAVELS UPSTREAM ARE 2-4 FT THICK
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