Lemon Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001280
MRDS ID A012009
Record type Site
Current site name Lemon Creek Placer
Related records 10258618

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.47895, 58.36975 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • BED ROCK-DAMMED BASIN ON LEMON CREEK; CLAIMS COVERED ENTIRE LENGTH OF 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Analytical data

Result AU CONTENT LOW

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.47895, 58.36975

Ore body information

  • Thickness 3.05M
    Length 152.4M

Comments on the geologic information

  • TWO QUARTZ VEINS 8 IN TO 1 FT THICK NEAR PLACER ARE IN GNEISSIC DIORITE DIKE; VEINS CARRY PYRRHOTITE, GALENA, SPHALERITE, AND CHALCOPYRITE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Comments on the workings information

  • SMALL SCALE MINING; ATTEMPT TO MINE HYDRAULICALLY IN 1902 FAILED

Comments on development

  • MINED IN EARLY 1900'S

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012009

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 287, P. 118-120

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 284, P. 37

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1246, P. 155

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 85-717, P. 162

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-85-717-149

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GRAVELS 100-500 FT WIDE, 8-10 FT DEEP; ON GLACIAL CLAY IN BEDROCK- DAMMED BASIN
Deposit SEE ALSO: CLARK PROSPECT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey