Willow Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000791
MRDS ID A011436
Record type Site
Current site name Willow Creek
Alternate or previous names Ahtell Cr

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -143.96956, 62.73274 (WGS84)
Relative position Best location: Richter, 1966, ADGGS GR21, Fig. 5: mine symbol on lower Ahtell Cr with no number; 2 miles above confluence with Slana River. Accurate within radius of 1000 ft
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -143.96956, 62.73274

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Auriferous gravel at lower end of canyon. Only small amount of gravel present

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Chistochina

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Type of workings: surface

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011436
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NB008

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Mendenhall, W.C., and Schrader, F.C., 1903, The mineral resources of the Mount Wrangell District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 15, 71 p.

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., 1938, Geology of the Slana-Tok district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 904, 54 p.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1941, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1939: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 926-A, p. 1-106.

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., 1966, Geology of the Slana district on south-central Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Geological Report 2l, 36b p., 3 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., 1938, Geology of the Slana-Tok district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 904 54 p.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer
Deposit Other Comments = Total production probably very small. Also evidence of placer operation on Willow Creek, tributary to Ahtell Creek.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 28-JAN-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 28-JAN-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 28-JAN-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey