Chititu Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001019
MRDS ID A011691
Record type Site
Current site name Chititu Creek
Alternate or previous names Rex Creek, White Creek, Bligh Gulch, Jolly Gulch, Dry Gulch
Related records 10258172

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.57052, 61.29356 (WGS84)
Relative position 'Chititu Camp' at junction of Chititu, Rex, and White Creeks and Bligh Gulch. Best location: MacKevett, 1974. Accurate within radius of 100 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Copper Secondary
Lead Secondary
Antimony Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Stibnite Ore
Gold Ore
Copper Ore
Silver 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) -142.57052, 61.29356

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Bench and stream placers on Chititu Creek and its tributaries. Richest stream placers were reconcentrated from benches.

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 = Accounted for more than half of the estimated 143,000 oz. Au produced from the Nizina District (MacKevett, 1976). Minor activity in 1976.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface placers; small-scale hydraulic operations.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011691
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MC145

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., 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

    Koschmann, A.H. and Bergendahl, M.H., 1968, Principal gold producing districts of the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 610, 283 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1973, Placer deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1374, 213 p.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., 1974, Geologic map of the McCarthy B-5 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-1146, 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: bench, stream
Deposit Other Comments = Major producer of gold in the Nizina District..

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 05-NOV-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 05-NOV-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 05-NOV-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey