Snow Gulch Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002053
MRDS ID A012903
Record type Site
Current site name Snow Gulch Placer
Related records 10257896

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.40606, 64.59234 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position TRIB. OF GLACIER CR.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • ENTIRE GULCH LIES WITHIN 1500 FT RADIUS OF LOCATION. 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 Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist > Mica Schist
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.40606, 64.59234

Ore body information

  • Thickness 1.83M
    Width 45.72M
    Length 914.4M

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: CHLORITIC SCHIST NEAR MOUTH, LIMESTONE NEAR HEAD. ; REG.COM: DERIVED FROM LODES NEAR HEAD AND HIGH BENCH GRAVELS OF DEXTER HILL.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1898
Year of first production 1899

Comments on the production information

  • MORE THAN $1,000,000 IN AU PRODUCED: 1899-1900; PRICE OF AU = $20.67/FINE OZ.; BROOKS AND OTHERS 1901, P. 75.

Comments on the workings information

  • REPORTEDLY WORKED OUT BY 1903.

Comments on development

  • EXTENSIVELY MINED BY HYDRAULIC METHODS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012903

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BROOKS AND OTHERS, 1901, USGS SPEC. PUB., P. 25-69-75.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 195.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 533, P. 77, 85.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 17, P. 5-6.

  • Deposit

    USBM RI 4174, P. 33.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 1374, P. 83, 89.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-101

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit AU AND SCHEELITE IN GRAVELS 3-4 FT DEEP; HYDRAULICALLY MINED FOR 3000 FT OVER WIDTH OF 150 FT TO DEPTH OF 6 FT.
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.
Deposit GRADIENT: 150 FT/MI ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-87 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey