Miller Gulch Placers

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001089
MRDS ID A011774
Record type Site
Current site name Miller Gulch Placers
Related records 10283012

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -144.82797, 63.17246 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • ARBITRARILY CHOSEN POINT ON MILLER GULCH; CLAIMS COVERED MOST, IF NOT ALL, OF DRAINAGE; SOME INDIVIDUAL PLACER OPERATIONS SHOWN ON ADGGS GR 28, FIGURE 1 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
Platinum Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Platinum Ore
Cinnabar Gangue
Magnetite Gangue

Analytical data

Result PT RECOVERED INCIDENTAL TO GOLD MINING, AMOUNT OF PT EQUAL TO ABOUT 1% OF THE AMOUNT OF AU PRODUCED
Result VALVE OF AU REPORTED AS 18.00 TO 18.50 DOLLARS/OZ, WITH PRICE OF GOLD AT 20.67/FINE OZ, THIS IS EQUIVALENT TO FINENESS OF APPROXIMATELY 870 TO 895, USGS BULL 213, P. 74

Nearby scientific data

(1) -144.82797, 63.17246

Comments on the geologic information

  • TERTIARY CONGLOMERATE AT HEAD OF CREEK UNCONFORMABLY OVERLIES MANKOMEN FORMATION ; MAJOR.UNITS: MAINLY UPPER PALEOZOIC MANKOMEN FORMATION ; REG.COM: PROXIMAL SOURCE: TERTIARY CONGLOMERATE AT HEAD OF CREEK; ULTIMATE SOURCE PROBABLY METAMORPHIC-IGNEOUS TERRANE N OF DENALI FAULT

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1900

Comments on development

  • MINED INTERMITTENTLY SINCE 1900; MOST ACTIVITY WAS BEFORE 1907

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011774

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 213, P. 71-74

  • Deposit

    USGS PP 15, P. 49, 52-53

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 943-B, P. 27, 29, 33

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 989-D, P. 191-193

  • Deposit

    ADGGS GR 28, P. 23-25

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1374, P. 26-28

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STREAM GRAVELS 4 TO 8 FT DEEP, 200 TO 300 FT WIDE NEAR MOUTH, TAPERING TO 4 TO 5 FT WIDE NEAR SOURCE; RICHEST PLACER IN DISTRICT; SEE: SLATE CREEK PLACER
Deposit MAJOR PRODUCER OF THE DISTRICT; SEE ALSO: SLATE CREEK ; 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