Fay Gulch Placer

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001229
MRDS ID A011944
Record type Site
Current site name Fay Gulch Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.20584, 67.48997 (WGS84)
Relative position TRIBUTARY TO NOLAN CR.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION GIVEN IS MOUTH OF FAY CREEK 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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.20584, 67.48997

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1901
Year of first production 1903

Mining district

District name Koyukuk

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION 1903-1909 WAS VALUED AT $30,000.00; EQUIVALENT TO 1,450 FINE OZ AU AT 1909 PRICE OF GOLD [$20.67/FINE OZ]; NO DATA ON TOTAL PRODUCTION

Comments on the workings information

  • DRIFTS ON BURIED CHANNEL DEPOSIT [20 FT TO BEDROCK]; PRESENT STREAM CHANNEL AND OLD BURIED CHANNEL CONSIDERED TO BE MINED OUT IN 1937; GRAVELS WERE PERMANENTLY FROZEN

Comments on development

  • MINED BY SMALL-SCALE OPERATORS 1903-1937, PROBABLY NOT CONTINUOUSLY; MOST ACTIVE IN EARLY 1900'S; SOME "RECENT" (POST-WW2) MINING

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011944

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 532, P. 69, 92-94

  • Deposit

    REED, IRVING MCK., 1938, UPPER KOYUKUK REGION, ALASKA: UNPUB. TDM REPORT, P. 77-78

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 200

  • Deposit

    USBM IC 8626, P. 7

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 158, NO. 29

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEE ALSO: SMITH CR. DOME ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit MINING OF MODERN STREAM GRAVELS, BURIED CHANNEL DEPOSIT AND REMNANTS OF HIGH CHANNEL HAS BEEN DONE ON THIS TRIB. TO NOLAN CR.

Reporter information

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