Dan Creek Placers

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Copper, Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001025
MRDS ID A011699
Record type Site
Current site name Dan Creek Placers
Related records 10258654

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.55108, 61.37439 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION GIVEN FOR DAN CREEK CAMP; SEE USGS MCCARTHY (B-5) QUAD. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Copper Secondary
Mercury Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • SOME NUGGETS OF COMBINED NATIVE CU AND NATIVE AG PRESENT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Copper Ore
Gold Ore
Silver Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.55108, 61.37439

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: CREEK FLOWS ROUGHLY PARALLEL TO MAJOR FAULT; BEDROCK N OF CREEK AND IN UPPER COURSE: TRIGSSIC CHITISTONE LIMESTONE AND NIKOLAI GREENSTONE; BEDROCK S OF CREEK AND IN LOWER COURSE: CRETACEOUS CHITITU FORMATION SEDIMENTS CUT BY SMALL TERTIARY GRANODIURITE AND DACITE DIKES ; REG.COM: GOLD DERIVED FROM EROSION OF VEINS AND RECONCENTRATION OF BENCH DEPOSITS; CU NUGGETS PROBABLY DERIVED FROM NIKOLAI GREENSTONE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Nizina

Comments on the workings information

  • MOSTLY SMALL SCALE HAND AND OPEN CUT HYDRAULIC METHODS; SOME DRIFT MINING

Comments on development

  • STAKED 1901 BY C.L. WARNER AND D.L. KAIN; DAN CR. HAS HAD ONE OF THE LONGEST AND MOST CONTINOUS MINING HISTORIES IN ALASKA; 1982 REPORTED AS "ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR" IN ADGGS SR 31, P. 22

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011699

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 448, P. 76, 80, 98-103

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 622, P. 105, 115-116

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 755, P. 69-71

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 894, P. 125-126, 128-131

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 947-F, P. 98, 119-120

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1374, P. 30

  • Deposit

    USGS GQ-1146

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-773B, LOC. 57

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-773B-57

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STREAM GRAVELS 8 TO 12 FT DEEP; AU ON BEDROCK AND LOWER 2 FT OF GRAVEL AND IN TOP 1 FT OF RIPPABLE SHALE BEDROCK; BENCH PLACERS MINED TO LESSER EXTENT
Deposit A LITTLE FINE GOLD CAN BE PANNED FROM PRACTICALLY ALL THE STREAMS DRAINING THE N FLANK OF THE CHUGACH MTS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey