Rainy Creek Placers

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001103
MRDS ID A011789
Record type Site
Current site name Rainy Creek Placers
Related records 10185929

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -145.89412, 63.29077 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • COORDINATES GIVEN FOR CONFLUENCE OF NORTH AND WEST FORKS OF RAINY CR.; OLD PLACER WORKINGS EXTEND ABOUT 1.5 MI DOWNSTREAM 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
Chromium Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • MAGNETITE AND CHROMITE IN CONCENTRATES

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -145.89412, 63.29077

Comments on the geologic information

  • STREAM GRAVELS PARTLY DERIVED FROM REWORKING OF GLACIAL DRIFT

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Delta River

Comments on development

  • MINED SPORADICALLY FROM 1900 TO ABOUT 1930; MINING APPARENTLY NOT VERY PROFITABLE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011789

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS PP15, P.59

  • Deposit

    ADGGS GR14, P.2, 34

  • Deposit

    ADGGS GR 20, P.33, SAMPLE 52

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1374, P.124

  • Deposit

    USBMIC 8626, P. 16

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 40, LOC. 61

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PLACER AU IN STREAM GRAVELS
Deposit CU LODE CLAIMS IN AREA ; 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