Dick Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Tin, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001904
MRDS ID A012732
Record type Site
Current site name Dick Creek Placer
Related records 10257541

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -164.9837, 65.78765 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • MIDPOINT OF 2.7 KM SECTION OF PLACER TAILINGS ALONG CREEK; AS SHOWN ON MAP OF D6 QUAD., USGS OFR 1271. 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
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -164.9837, 65.78765

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1950
Year of last production 1952

Mining district

District name Serpentine

Comments on the workings information

  • REPORTED TO BE WORKED OUT IN 1952.

Comments on development

  • DREDGE OPERATED IN 1914; MOST MINING BY NON-FLOAT METHODS INCLUDING HYDRAULIC MINING IN 1916-1918, 1924-1940, 1946; ENDED IN 1952.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012732

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 282.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 622, P. 372.

  • Deposit

    TDM PAM 5-R, P. 41, 43-44.

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRCULAR 265, P. 4, 6.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 1374, P. 98.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 9, LOC. 97.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-417-19

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit LARGE, LOW-GRADE AURIFEROUS BODY OF GRAVEL; SCHEELITE AND CASSITERITE IN CONCENTRATES.
Deposit ONLY SITE OF COMMERCIAL PLACER MINING IN SERPENTINE DISTRICT ; 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.
Deposit Discovery Year: 1900'S

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey