Mineral Creek Placers

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000872
MRDS ID A011525
Record type Site
Current site name Mineral Creek Placers
Related records 10209814

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.34534, 61.18182 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION GIVEN IS ARBITRARILY CHOSEN POINT ON MINERAL CR.; EXACT LOCATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL SMALL PLACERS UNKNOWN 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Analytical data

Result NO DATA

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.34534, 61.18182

Comments on the geologic information

  • NO DATA OTHER THAN SMALL SCALE PLACER MINING OCCURRED ON MINERAL CREEK. ; MAJOR.UNITS: VALDEZ GROUP METASEDIMENTS; MOSTLY GRAYWACKE AND ARGILLITE ; REG.COM: LODE GOLD DEPOSITS OF PORT VALDEZ DISTRICT

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1894
Year of first production 1894
Year of last production 1914

Mining district

District name Port Valdez

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on development

  • VERY SMALL SCALE PLACER MINING INTERMITTENTLY BETWEEN 1894 AND 1914 OR POSSIBLY A LITTLE LATER; AMOUNT PRODUCED VERY SMALL; SOME TEST DRILING DONE IN 1914

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011525

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 443, P. 71-72

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 622, P. 158-159, 186

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 989-E, P. 283,307

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 76, 77

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 63

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-63

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SHALLOW AURIFEROUS STREAM GRAVELS
Deposit LITTLE DATA AVAILABLE; DEPOSIT VERY SMALL; SEE ALSO: GOLD CREEK PLACERS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey