Bangor Creek Placer

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002041
MRDS ID A012890
Record type Site
Current site name Bangor Creek Placer
Alternate or previous names Butterfield Canyon
Related records 10160483

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.48107, 64.68984 (WGS84)
Relative position TRIB. OF SNAKE RIVER.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • MOUTH OF BUTTERFIELD CANYON; PLACER TAILINGS ALONG 1.5 MILE OF CREEK. 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

Comments on the commodity information

  • 1/2 LB SCHEELITE FRAGMENTS FOUND

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Hematite Gangue
Scheelite Unknown

Analytical data

Result $2.50/CY, AU = $20.67/FINE OZ, USGS BULLETIN 533, P. 87.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.48107, 64.68984

Ore body information

  • Thickness 5.49M
    Width 60.96M
    Length 2413.95M

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: SHCIST, MINOR INTERBEDDED MARBLE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1906

Comments on development

  • INTERMITTENT MINING: 1906-1921; DREDGE BUILT: 1914; DREDGE OPERATED: 1916, 1918 AND 1921.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012890

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 480, P. 42.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 533, P. 87.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 622, P. 367.

  • Deposit

    USBM BULLETIN 142, P. 27.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 452, 455.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 712, P. 187-188.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 17, P. 6.

  • Deposit

    USBM RI 4174, P. 33.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 30, LOC. 392.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-92

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit AU AND SCHEELITE IN CREEK GRAVEL UP TO 18 FT DEEP; DREDGED FOR 1.5 MILE; SOME MINING IN BUTTERFIELD CANYON ALSO.
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