Hastings Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002092
MRDS ID A012953
Record type Site
Current site name Hastings Creek
Related records 10233482

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.09937, 64.47373 (WGS84)
Relative position The mouth of Hastings Creek is on Norton Sound about 9.5 miles southeast of Nome. The confluence of Saunders and Hastings Creeks is about 5,000 feet upstream of the Nome-Council road crossing of Saunders Creek. About 1.5 miles of lower Hastings Creek has, at least locally, been placer mined for gold. The map location is the approximate midpoint of the placer workings, in the SW1/4 section 4, T. 12 S., R. 32 W., Kateel River Meridian. It is included in locality 133 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.09937, 64.47373

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = About 1.5 miles of lower Hastings Creek has, at least locally, been placer mined for gold. Mining included dredging in 1916-18 and 1930 (Cobb, 1978, OFR 78-93). Some of this mining was near or on Second Beach (NM256), as well as farther inland (Collier and others, 1908; Moffit, 1913). Most of the creek flows across older parts of the Nome coastal plain, including the projected trace of Third Beach (NM258).
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Placer gold tailings are locally present on Hastings Creek.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012953
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM298

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Collier, A. J., Hess, F.L., Smith, P.S., and Brooks, A.H., 1908, The gold placers of parts of Seward Peninsula, Alaska, including the Nome, Council, Kougarok, Port Clarence, and Goodhope precincts: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 328, 343 p.

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., 1913, Geology of the Nome and Grand Central quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 533, 140 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-463, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report 78-93, 213 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cobb, 1978 (OFR 78-93)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Alluvial placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-JUL-00 Hawley, C.C. Hawley Resource Group
Reporter 10-JUL-00 Travis L. Hudson Hawley Resource Group