Fox Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000706
MRDS ID A011341
Record type Site
Current site name Fox Creek
Alternate or previous names Fox Gulch

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.57287, 63.95962 (WGS84)
Relative position The Fox Creek placer gold deposit is along Fox Creek from its junction with Homestake Creek upstream for the length of Fox Creek, a distance of approximately 1 mile. This site may also include some workings on Homestake Creek. The map site is at the approximate midpoint of the placer acticity, in sec. 8, T. 11 S., R. 5 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location 57 of Clark and Cobb (1972).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.57287, 63.95962

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Upper Fox Creek drains an Eocene to Miocene sequence of poorly consolidated, readily eroded pebbly sandstone, claystone and subituminous coal (Wilson and others, 1998). Lower Fox Creek drains Keevy Peak Formation schist and Tertiary, hypabyssal granitic rocks. The most probable sources of the placer gold in Fox Creek are Tertiary paleoplacers formed during an earlier erosional cycle of the Alaska Range.
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Bonnifield

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface workings.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011341
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE006

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1910, Mineral resources of Alaska, report on progress of investigations in 1909: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 442, 426 p.

  • Deposit

    Maddren, A.G., 1918, Gold placers near the Nenana coal field: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 662, p. 363-402.

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H. and Capps, S.R., 1924, Mineral industry in Alaska, 1922: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 755, p. 1-56.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1933, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1931: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 844-A, p. 1-81.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1936, Mineral industry in Alaska in 1934: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 868-A, p. 1-91.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1937, Mineral industry in Alaska in 1935: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 880-A, p. 1-95.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1938, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1936: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 897-A, p. 1-107.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1942, Occurrences of molybdenum in Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 926-C, p. 161-210.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1942, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1940: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 933-A, p. 1-102.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-1062, 113 p.

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., Dover, J.H., Bradley, D.C., Weber, F.R., Bundtzen, T.K., and Haeussler, P.J., 1998, Geologic map of central (interior) Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-133, 17 p., 2 sheetsm, scale 1:500,000.

  • Deposit

    Clark, A.L., and Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-394, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1934, Past placer production from Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 857-B, p. 93-98.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cobb, 1978 (OFR 78-1062)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-APR-2000 N. Van Wyck Stevens Exploration Management Corporation