Lurvey Placer

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001313
MRDS ID A012052
Record type Site
Current site name Lurvey Placer
Related records 10161338

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.32617, 58.30169 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION APPROXIMATED FROM USGS OFR 85-717, NO. J167 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991). 1:250000 QUADRANGLE IS A 1962 VERSION.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.32617, 58.30169

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Juneau

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the workings information

  • 350 FT DRAINAGE TUNNEL DRIVEN PRIOR TO 1889

Comments on development

  • 2 PATENTED PLACER CLAIMS; SLUICING CIRCA 1889; RESULTS UNSATISFACTORY

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012052

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 287, P. 80

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 85-717, P. 180

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-85-717-167

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit AURIFEROUS GRAVELS IN STREAM ABOVE LAKE AND LAKE GRAVELS 15-20 FT THICK; ABOUT AN ACRE OF LAKE GRAVEL WAS SLUICED THROUGH 9 350 FT TUNNELIN 1889
Deposit SEE ALSO: LURVEY AMPHITHEATRE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

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