Camp Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001917
MRDS ID A012749
Record type Site
Current site name Camp Creek
Related records 10184925

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -162.11328, 65.02937 (WGS84)
Relative position Camp Creek is a small north tributary to middle Tubutulik River. It is unnamed on the current USGS topographic map of the area (Bendeleben A-1 quadrangle). It is identified by Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429) as locality 58; he places the mouth of Camp Creek 0.7 miles downstream of the mouth of Admiral Creek and 1.2 miles upstream of the mouth of Lost Creek. The location of this prospect is very approximate (probably within 1 or 2 miles).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


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) -162.11328, 65.02937

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = An early report (Smith and Eakin, 1911) indicates that some small scale placer mining by horse scrapers was done for a few years before 1909. Schist is reported nearby (Smith and Eakin, 1911) but Ordovician carbonate rocks are what have been mapped more recently in the area (Till and others, 1986).
  • Age = Quaternary

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Koyuk

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some surface placer workings, including those done by horse scraper, are reported to be present.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012749
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BN091

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S. and Eakin, H.M., 1911, Mineral resources of Alaska 1910: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 480, 333 p..

  • 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

    Till, A.B., Dumoulin, J.A., Gamble, B. ., Kaufman, D.S., and Carroll, P.I., 1986, Preliminary geologic map and fossil data, Soloman, Bendeleben, and southern Kotzebue quadrangles, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-276, 10 p., 3 plates, scale 1:250,000.

  • 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 = Smith and Eakin, 1911

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