Twin Mountain Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002044
MRDS ID A012893
Record type Site
Current site name Twin Mountain Creek Placer
Alternate or previous names Yellow Bird Claims
Related records 10232874

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.50745, 64.65539 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position TRIB. OF BOULDER CR., Within 1 Km Radius
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • APPROX. LOCATION OF 3 PLACER CLAIMS STAKED IN 1953. 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 Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.50745, 64.65539

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: SCHIST AND LIMESTONE ; REG.COM: LOCALLY DERIVED

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

  • 500 LB SCHEELITE MINED FROM RESIDUAL LODE ON RIGHT-HAND BENCH CLAIM, USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 457.

Comments on development

  • SMALL-SCALE MINING IN 1900 AND 1903, NOT VERY SUCCESSFUL; 500 LB OF SCHEELITE MINED FROM OPEN-CUT IN 1916.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012893

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 197.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 437, 455, 457.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 722, P. 182, 233, 248.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 17, P. 5-6.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 1246, P. 121.

  • Deposit

    TDM PAM 5-R, P. 42-43.

  • Deposit

    USBM RI 4174, P. 33.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 30, LOC. 384, 391-B.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SHALLOW AURIFEROUS STREAM GRAVEL ONLY A FEW FT WIDE AND RESIDUAL SCHEELITE DEPOSIT ON BENCH; HYDRAULICALLY MINED FOR 3 CLAIM LENGTHS.
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-87 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey