Wesley Creek Placer Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Gemstone, Asbestos

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001174
MRDS ID A011874
Record type Site
Current site name Wesley Creek Placer Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.98095, 66.98897 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION APPROXIMATED FROM USGS OFR 78-120I, LOC. 27 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
Gemstone Tertiary
Asbestos Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Nephrite Ore
Tremolite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.98095, 66.98897

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on development

  • PLACER GOLD REPORTED PRIOR TO 1931; ASBESTOS AND JADE DEPOSITS INVESTIGATED BY USBM IN 1944-1945

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011874

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 78-120I, LOC 27

  • Deposit

    REED, IRVING, 1931, PLACER DEPOSITS OF THE UPPER KOBUK GOLDFIELDS, UNPUB TDM REPORT, P. 17

  • Deposit

    TDM PAM 3-R, P. 9, 11, 21-22, 25-26

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-78-120I-27

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit LOW GRADE DEPOSITS OF FINE AU IN CREEK GRAVELS; SMALL QUANTITIES OF GEM-QUALITY NEPHRITE AND TREMOLITE ASBESTOS CROP OUT NEAR HEAD OF CREEK
Deposit LOW GRADE PLACER AU FIND, NO SIGNIFICANT PRODUCTION ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JAN-1986 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey