Jay Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001172
MRDS ID A011871
Record type Site
Current site name Jay Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.96346, 67.06954 (WGS84)
Relative position Located along Jay Creek on the north side of the Cosmos Hills in T. 19 N., R. 9 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 23 in Mayfield and Grybeck and accurate to within 2000 ft (600 m).??
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.96346, 67.06954

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer Au in stream gravels (Reed, 1931, p. 18).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Shungnak

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = A little gold recovered in 1931 (Reed, 1931, p. 31).

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface placer

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011871
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR019

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Fritts, C.E., 1970, Geology and geochemistry of the Cosmos Hills, Ambler River and Shungnak River Quadrangles, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Geological Report 39, 63 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Mayfield, C.F. and Grybeck, D., 1978, Mineral occurrences and resource map of the Ambler river quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-120I, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Reed, I.M., 1931, Report on the placer deposits of the upper Kobuk goldfields: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 37-1, 57 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Reed, 1931

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer
Deposit Other Comments = Low grade placer Au occurrence having no significant production Fritts, 1970, p. 58).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 30-APR-1997 K.R. Leonard U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 30-APR-1997 R.L. Elliott U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 30-APR-1997 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 30-APR-1997 S.W. Nelson U.S. Geological Survey