Alfred Creek Placers

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001004
MRDS ID A011676
Record type Site
Current site name Alfred Creek Placers
Related records 10209953

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.50821, 61.94959 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION GIVEN IS ARBITRARY POINT ON ALFRED CREEK; LOCATION OF INDIVIDUAL PLACERS UNKNOWN LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :49?

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Platinum Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Platinum Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.50821, 61.94959

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS JURASSIC SANDSTONES AND SHALES CUT BY SMALL DIKES IN UPPER COURSE; LOWER COURSE IS IN CRETACEOUS SHALE ; REG.COM: RIDGE N OF CREEK (HORN MOUNTAINS) CAPPED BY TERTIARY VOLCANIC ROCKS THAT MAY BE UNDERLAIN BY TERTIARY CONGLOMERATES WHICH COULD BE SOURCE OF GOLD, USGS BULL 592, P. 281

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 Willow Creek

Comments on development

  • "WORKABLE PLACERS DISCOVERED IN 1911 AND WORKED SPORADICALLY ON A SMALL SCALE FOR MANY YEARS", USGS BULL 1374, P. 19.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011676

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 592, P. 278, 279, 281

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1374, P. 19

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 7, LOC. 61

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-409, LOC. 88

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-409-88

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD AND A LITTLE PLATINUM IN DRAINAGE MINED ON A SMALL SCALE
Deposit TOTAL PRODUCTION PROBABLY VERY SMALL ; 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