Oregon Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002024
MRDS ID A012870
Record type Site
Current site name Oregon Creek Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.66662, 64.68928 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • MIDPOINT OF BENCH DEPOSIT ALONG NE SIDE OF OREGON CR., EXTENDING FROM NUGGET GULCH TO SHORT GULCH; 50-75 FT ABOVE PRESENT CREEK LEVEL. 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
Bismuth Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Marble
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Gneiss

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.66662, 64.68928

Ore body information

  • Thickness 0.15M
    Width 21.34M

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: SCHIST AND MARBLE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Comments on the production information

  • $4500 PRODUCED IN 1903 AT AN EXPENSE OF $4000, ON ONE CLAIM.

Comments on development

  • DRIFT MINING ON BENCHES CIRCA 1903.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012870

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 212-213.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796, P. 34, LOC. 446.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-71

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.
Deposit PAY IN OLD CHANNEL: 6 IN THICK, 70 FT WIDE, COVERED BY 3-10 FT OF GRAVEL WITH BOULDERS OF GNEISS AND GREENSTONE; PAY ON BEDROCK, VERY LITTLE IN CREVICES; NEARBY DRIFT MINES IN 20-25 FT OF GRAVEL.

Reporter information

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