Kichatna River Placers

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Platinum, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000896
MRDS ID A011550
Record type Site
Current site name Kichatna River Placers
Related records 10136557

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -151.75278, 62.15258 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION GIVEN IS MOUTH OF NAKOCHNA RIVER, SITE OF DREDGE INSTALLATION ON N SIDE OF KICHATNA RIVER LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Platinum Primary
Gold Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • PROSPECTING WAS CHIEFLY FOR PLATINUM IN RIVER BAR PLACERS

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Platinum Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -151.75278, 62.15258

Comments on the geologic information

  • REG.COM: PT PROBABLY FROM ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS OF THE EARLY TERTIARY COMPOSITE PLUTONS IN THE HILLS TO THE WEST

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Yentna

Comments on development

  • IN 1917 A HUDSON DRY DREDGE WAS INSTALLED ON THE N SIDE OF KICHATNA R., AT THE MOUTH OF NAKOCHNA R. ; NO EVIDENCT THAT OPERATION WAS SUCCESSFUL

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011550

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 520, P. 199

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 534, P. 70-71

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 692, P. 32-33

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-369, LOC. 11

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1374, P. 23

  • Deposit

    USGS PP 758-A, P. A6

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 67, LOC. 11

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-870-D, LOC. 39

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-870D-39

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SMALL AMOUNTS OF PT AND AU IN RIVER BARS
Deposit NO EVIDENCE THAT 1917 DREDGING OPERATION AT THIS SITE WAS PRODUCTIVE; FINE GOLD HAS BEEN REPORTED FROM NAKOCHNA RIVER, NEAR THE MOUTH OF KELLAR CREEK, NO OTHER DATA ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
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-JAN-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey