Oregon Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002023
MRDS ID A012869
Record type Site
Current site name Oregon Creek Placer
Related records 10112168

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.68885, 64.68261 (WGS84)
Relative position TRIB. OF CRIPPLE CREEK.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • MIDPOINT OF 1.5 MI SECTION OF PLACER TAILINGS ALONG CREEK, ADGGS GR-36, FIG. 1. 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
Tungsten Tertiary
Bismuth Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • OCTOHEDRAL MAGNETITE IN CONCENTRATES

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Garnet Gangue
Hematite Gangue
Rutile Gangue
Bismuth Unknown
Gold Unknown
Scheelite Unknown

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Marble
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.68885, 64.68261

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: CHLORITIC QUARTZ SCHIST AND MARBLE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1898
Year of first production 1900

Comments on the production information

  • TOTAL PRODUCTION THROUGH 1903 WAS LESS THAN $100,000 IN AU AT PRICE OF $20.67/FINE OZ.

Comments on development

  • HYDRAULIC(?) MINING IN EARLY 1900'S; MINING REPORTED: 1900, 1903, 1905, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1940.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012869

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BROOKS AND OTHERS, 1901, RECONNAISSANCES IN THE CAPE NOME AND NORTON BAY REGIONS, IN ALASKA, IN 1900: USGS SPECIAL PUBLICATION, P. 69, 92-94.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 284, P. 136.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 211-213.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 622, P. 369-370.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 455.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 712, P. 189.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 933-A, P. 57.

  • Deposit

    TDM PAM 5-R, P. 17.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 1374, P. 89.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 35, LOC. 453.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-71

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Discovery Year: 1898-99
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-MAY-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey