Nugget Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002026
MRDS ID A012872
Record type Site
Current site name Nugget Creek Placer
Related records 10209084

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.67496, 64.68289 (WGS84)
Relative position TRIB. OF OREGON CR.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • POINT ABOUT 1000 FT ABOVE MOUTH; MINING NEAR MOUTH AND 1 MILE UPSTREAM. 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

  • BISMUTH NUGGEW WITH PIECE OF AU EMBEDDED WAS FOUND.

Materials information

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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.67496, 64.68289

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: MARBLE BEDROCK CUT BY TWO GREENSTONE DIKES; ONE DIKE, PYRITIFEROUS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Comments on development

  • MINING REPORTED: 1900, 1903, 1905, 1914; HYDRAULIC METHODS USED.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012872

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BROOKS AND OTHERS, 1901, USGS SPEC. PUB., P. 92, 95.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 284, P. 136.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 213-214.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 622, P. 369-370.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 1374, P. 89.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 34, LOCS. 447-448.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-73

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit AT MOUTH: PAY GRAVEL IN CHANNEL 25 FT WIDE AND 6-20 FT DEEP, AU ON CLAY LAYER ABOVE CARBONATE BEDROCK; 1 MI UPSTREAM: PAY GRAVEL 3-6 FT DEEP AND 30-50 FT WIDE, "PINCHED OUT" IN 1 SEASON.
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