Granite Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001377
MRDS ID A012119
Record type Site
Current site name Granite Creek
Related records 10208702

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.97327, 67.01968 (WGS84)
Relative position This site is at an elevation of about 1,350 ft on a principal left-limit tributary of Granite Creek, (SE1/4 sec. 4, T. 25 N., R. 11 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian) approximately 13 1/2 miles south of the Myrtle Creek landing strip. The location is accurate within a 1-mile radius.
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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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.97327, 67.01968

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = No geologic data specific to this occurrence are available except the mapped lithologies in the vicinity. Mapping in the area shows Devonian(?) andesitic volcanic rocks and/or dioritic intrusives and discontinuous chert adjacent to a large mass of upper Paleozoic or Mesozoic granitic rocks (Brosgi and Reiser, 1964).
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Koyukuk

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Five claims staked in 1967 and suction-dredge work in 1969 (DeYoung, 1978).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012119
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CH003

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    DeYoung, J.H., Jr., 1978, Mineral resources map of the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-878-B, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Cruz, E.L., 1983, Summaries of data and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-278, 91 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = DeYoung, 1978

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Deposit Other Comments = See also: Slate Creek (CH007). Alaska Kardex No. 031-052 (Kardex is a card file mining claim information system located at the State of Alaska DNR Public Information Center in Fairbanks).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-NOV-1999 J.M. Britton U.S. Geological Survey