Lion Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001793
MRDS ID A012598
Record type Site
Current site name Lion Creek Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -164.20883, 64.6407 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
Relative position TRIB. OF BIG HURRAH CREEK
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • PROSPECT SHOWN ON USGS BULLETIN 433, PLATE VI. 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Analytical data

Result $1.70-$2.00/CY, PRICE OF AU = $20.67/FINE OZ., USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 232.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -164.20883, 64.6407

Comments on the geologic information

  • BENCH DEPOSIT ON BEDROCK SURFACE 20 FT ABOVE CREEK LEVEL.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1903

Comments on the workings information

  • 100 FT TUNNEL IN BENCH DEPOSIT.

Comments on development

  • SMALL-SCALE MINING IN 1903; ABANDONED BY 1905.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012598

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 232.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 433, P. 182.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-445-100

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 4-FT THICK BENCH GRAVELS MINED NEAR MOUTH, 1903; COLORS OF GOLD NOTED IN 100 FT TUNNEL DRIVE IN BENCH DEPOSIT DESCRIBED AS 2 MILE ABOVE MOUTH; (ENTIRE STREAM IS ONLY ABOUT 1.0 MILE LONG AS PRINTED ON C5 QUAD.); AU CONCENTRATION BEDROCK.
Deposit SEE ALSO: (BIG HURRAH CREEK) ; 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-MAR-87 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey