Daisy Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001443
MRDS ID A012192
Record type Site
Current site name Daisy Creek
Alternate or previous names Grizzly Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.16961, 62.28267 (WGS84)
Relative position Location is on Daisy Creek, 2 miles (3.2 km) W of confluence with Tyone Creek; 5 miles (8.0 km) WNW of S lake; location accurately known (Csejtey and Miller, 1978, loc. 104).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

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) -147.16961, 62.28267

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Shallow deposits of gold-bearing, alluvial gravels overlie Jurassic rocks of Talkeetna Formation and Tertiary continental rocks. Up to 0.0009 oz/yd3 Au in stream-sediment samples (Kurtak and others, 1992).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = Some claims referred to as '...fair prospects...' (Chapin, 1918) but WORKED ONLY ON A SMALL SCALE BEFORE 1914 (Cobb, 1973). Problems in development due to shallow groundwater. Entire length of Daisy Creek worked.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Up to 0.0009 oz/yd3 Au in stream-sediment samples (Kurtak and others, 1992).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012192
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TK117

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Chapin, Theodore, 1915, Auriferous gravels of the Nelchina-Susitna region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 622, p. 118-130.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-370, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1973, Placer deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1374, 213 p.

  • Deposit

    Csejtey, Bela, Jr., and Miller, R.J., 1978, Map and table describing metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-558-B, 20 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Singer, D.A., Csejtey, Bela, Jr., and Miller, R.J., 1978, Map and discussion of the metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral resources of the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 78-588-Q, 33 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Csejtey, Bela, Jr., 1980, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-716, 63 p.

  • Deposit

    Kurtak, J.M., Southworth, D.D., Balen, M.D., and Clautice, K.H., 1992, Mineral investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, south-central Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 1-92, 659 p., 2 plates, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Chapin, Theodore, 1918, The Nelchina-Susitna region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 668, 67 p.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Chapin, 1918

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1996 Riehle, J. U.S. Geological Survey