Little Albert Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001495
MRDS ID A012242
Record type Site
Current site name Little Albert Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -145.05601, 65.66363 (WGS84)
Relative position The location is the site of a conglomerate described by Weber and Foster (1982). Little Albert Creek drainage is on the southern side of the East Crazy Mountains and joins Albert Creek approximately 4 miles northwest of Central.
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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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Conglomerate

Nearby scientific data

(1) -145.05601, 65.66363

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Several small colors of gold were panned from two samples of pink, sandy conglomerate of possible Tertiary age. The sandy conglomerate is poorly to moderately sorted, locally pink or orange-brown, with well-rounded clasts that are generally 1-5 cm in diameter. Some boulders are up to 45 cm in diameter. A pebble count of 100 clasts resulted in 44 quartzite, 37 quartz, 9 weathered schistose quartzite, and 10 chert (Weber and Foster, 1982).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Circle

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface samples taken.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012242
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CI034

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Weber, F.R., and Foster, H.L., 1982, Tertiary(?) conglomerate and Quaternary faulting in the Circle Quadrangle, Alaska in Coonrad, W. L., ed., The United States Geological Survey in Alaska; Accomplishments during 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 844, p. 58-61.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Weber and Foster, 1982.

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 14-SEP-98 C.J. Freeman Avalon Development Corporation
Reporter 14-SEP-98 J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation
Reporter 14-SEP-98 Clements, A.S. Avalon Development Corporation