Young Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001017
MRDS ID A011690
Record type Site
Current site name Young Creek
Alternate or previous names Calamity Gulch
Related records 10258679

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.53134, 61.22467 (WGS84)
Relative position Coordinates are for confluence of Young Creek and Calamity Gulch, north of MacColl Ridge. Most mining was near mouth of Calamity Gulch. Best location: MacKevett, 1973. Accurate within radius of 100 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = Copper (native)
  • Ore Material = Gold (native)

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Copper Ore
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.53134, 61.22467

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer gold deposits along Young Creek and tributaries, especially Calamity Gulch. Mined in early 1900's.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nizina

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = Yielded a small amount of gold early in the 20th century.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface workings.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011690
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MC198

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., and Capps, S.R., 1911, Geology and mineral resources of the Nizina district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 448, 111 p.

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1912, The Alaska mining industry in 1911, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska, 1911: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 520, p. 17-44.

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1915, Mineral resources of Alaska in 1914: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 622, 238 p.

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H. and Capps, S.R., 1924, Mineral industry in Alaska, 1922: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 755, p. 1-56.

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., 1973, Reconnaissance geologic map of the McCarthy A-5 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-536, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., 1976, Mineral deposits and occurrences in the McCarthy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-773-B, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Moffit and Capps, 1911

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au
Deposit Other Comments = Minor Au producer. Cu nuggets found in creek were probably derived from Nikolai Greenstone

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-NOV-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 04-NOV-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 04-NOV-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey