Trinity Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001882
MRDS ID A012706
Record type Site
Current site name Trinity Creek
Related records 10111689, 10160016

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -164.89147, 65.73238 (WGS84)
Relative position Trinity Creek is a small south tributary to Washington Creek; Washington Creek (BN041) is the western headwater tributary of Kougarok River (BN035). The mouth of Trinity Creek is about one mile upstream from the mouth of Washington Creek. This is locality 22 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).
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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) -164.89147, 65.73238

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Brooks (1907) reported that gold was discovered on this creek but there is no history of mining operations (Cobb, 1975, OFR 75-429). Sainsbury and others (1969) did not show placer workings on this drainage although both upstream and downstream parts of nearby Washington Creek (BN041) were extensively mined.
  • Age = Quaternary

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Kougarok

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = There are no reported workings on this creek but some gold may have been mined.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012706
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BN042

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1907, The Alaskan mining industry in 1906: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 314, p. 19-39.

  • Deposit

    Sainsbury, C.L., Kachadoorian, Reuban, Hudson, Travis, Smith, T.E., Richards, T.R., and Todd, W.E., 1969, Reconnaissance geologic maps and sample data, Teller A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, B-3, C-1, and Bendeleben A-6, B-6, C-6, D-5, and D-6 quadrangles. Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 377, 49 p., 12 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-429, 123 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-417, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cobb, 1975 (OFR 75-429)

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-MAR-1999 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology