Nome Creek Placer

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Tin, Thorium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001474
MRDS ID A012223
Record type Site
Current site name Nome Creek Placer
Alternate or previous names Sumner Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.71769, 65.33998 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • APPROX CENTER OF PLACERED LENGTH OF STREAM; MOST MINING WAS FROM ABOUT 1 KM ABOVE THE JUNCTION WITH SUMNER CR. TO JUNCTION WITH MOOSE CR.; SOME MINING DONE ON SUMNER CR., JUST ABOVE MOUTH 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
Tin Tertiary
Thorium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Gold Ore
Monazite Ore
Topaz Gangue
Tourmaline Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.71769, 65.33998

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1910

Mining district

District name Tolovana

Comments on the workings information

  • 2 DREDGING OPERATIONS IN UNFROZEN GRAVEL IN LATE 20'S AND LATE 30'S; NO DATA ON METHODS IN USE MORE RECENTLY

Comments on development

  • DREDGE OPERATED 1926-1931, BURNED IN 1932; DREDGE MOVED FROM DEADWOOD CR. TO NOME CR. AND OPERATED 1939-40, 1946 AND PROBABLY LATER; INTERMITTENT MINING 1960-1985; ALL GROUND STAKED BY 1910

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012223

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HOLM, BJARNE, 1973, BEDROCK GEOLOGY AND MINERALIZATION OF THE MOUNT PRINDLE AREA, YUKON-TANANA UPLAND, ALASKA: FAIRBANKS, AK, UNIV. OF ALASKA M.S. THESIS, P. 49-50

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 83-170-B, APPENDIX I, NO. 86

  • Deposit

    ADGGS SR 38, P. 25

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1374, P. 174.

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRC 331, P. 8

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 480, P. 165

  • Deposit

    ADGGS SR 39, P. 25

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-83-170B-86

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GROUND ABOUT 15 FT DEEP WITH 2-4 FT OF PAY GRAVEL
Deposit NO DATA ON PRODUCTION, THOUGH IT HAS PROBABLY BEEN SUBSTANTIAL; ADGGS SR 38, P. 25 REPORTS RESERVES BEING MINED OUT ON THIS AND OTHER CREEKS IN THE AREA. SEE ALSO: SOURDOUGH CR.; NOME CR., LIVENGOOD QUAD. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.

Reporter information

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