Fall Creek Placers

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000876
MRDS ID A011529
Record type Site
Current site name Fall Creek Placers
Related records 10282591

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -145.14393, 61.37435 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION IS ARBITRARY POINT ON FALL CR.; PLACER PROSPECTING AND MINING EXTENDED OVER 5 TO 6 MI ALONG CREEK

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Slate
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -145.14393, 61.37435

Ore body information

  • Name of the ore body CLAIM NO 5
    Dip }}
    Thickness 2.13M
    Depth to bottom 2.44M
    Length 30.48M
  • Name of the ore body CLAIM NO. 10
    Dip }}

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: CRETACEOUS SLATE AND GRAYWACKE OF VALDEZ GROUP ; REG.COM: GOLD PROBABLY RECONCENTRATED FROM GLACIAL GRAVELS, WHICH ARE LOCALLY UP TO 600 FT THICK; ORIGINAL SOURCE WAS PROBABLY GOLD-LODES IN VALDEZGROUP TERRANE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Nelchina

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE MAN MINING IN 1916 ON A LOW BENCH WAS ABLE TO RECOVER ABOUT ANOUNCE OF GOLD IN 5 HOURS USING A ROCKER

Comments on development

  • PLACER MINING 1898-1899, 1910 AND 1916 WITH ONLY MARGINAL SUCCESS;NO SIGNIFICANT PRODUCTION

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011529

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 662, P. 181-182

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 866, P. 36

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 894, P. 126-127

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRC 184, P. 3

  • Deposit

    ADGGS GC 15, P. 3

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1374, P. 29

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 87

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 67

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-67

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CLAIM NO. 5: STREAM GRAVELS OVER 50 BY 100 FT AREA, 6 TO 8 FT DEEP, AU ON BEDROCK; CLAIM NO 10: LOW BENCH GRAVEL, 6 TO 7 FT THICK, AU ON BEDROCK
Deposit IN GENERAL, PLACER MINES OF VALDEZ QUADRANGLE HAVE NOT BEEN SIGNIFICANT PRODUCERS OF GOLD. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey PARSED DATA INTO WORKINGS AND ORE BODY MULTIVALUED FIELDS
Editor 14-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 30-MAY-1995 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey