Balto Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002045
MRDS ID A012894
Record type Site
Current site name Balto Creek Placer
Alternate or previous names Marcus Claim, Hunch Claim, Agnes Assoc. 2 Claims
Related records 10135750

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.45189, 64.63678 (WGS84)
Relative position TRIB. OF SNAKE RIVER.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • APPROX. MIDPOINT OF 1/2 MI. SECTION OF AURIFEROUS GRAVEL ALONG BALTO CR. 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.45189, 64.63678

Ore body information

  • Thickness 1.52M
    Width 7.62M
    Length 804.65M

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: SCHIST

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 1903

Comments on development

  • MINING ON 1 CLAIM: 1903; HYDRAULIC MINING: 1913; 4 CLAIMS ON CREEK, ENTRY YEAR: 1953; PRODUCTION PROBABLY VERY SMALL.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012894

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USBM CLAIM MAP, LOC. KX-52-3, 14, 57.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 196.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 533, P. 87.

  • Deposit

    USBM RI 4174, P. 33-34.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 29, LOC. 381.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 17, P. 6.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 592, P. 389.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-95

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GRAVEL 25 FT WIDE, 4-5 FEET DEEP, FOR 0.5 MI.; AU AND SCHEELITE IN STREAM GRAVELS.
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