Hazel Creek (Flambeau River)

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002098
MRDS ID A012962
Record type Site
Current site name Hazel Creek (Flambeau River)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.10885, 64.7054 (WGS84)
Relative position This alluvial gold placer mine is on Hazel Creek, a small west tributary to Flambeau River. Flambeau River is the next major drainage east of Nome River. Some small-scale placer mining took place on lower Hazel Creek where it enters the valley of Flambeau River. The map location is at an elevationof about 300 feet in the SE1/4 section 17, T. 9 S., R. 32 W., Kateel River Meridian. The location is probably accurate within one-quarter mile; it is locality 144 of Cobb (197 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Holocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.10885, 64.7054

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Some small-scale placer gold mining took place in about 1905 on lower Hazel Creek where it enters the valley of Flambeau River (Moffit, 1913, p. 101). The eastward extension of the Anvil Creek fault is projected through Hazel Creek near this location (Hummel, 1962 [MF 247]).
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some small-scale surface placer mining, including hydraulic operations, appears to have taken place at this site.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012962
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM284

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome C-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-247, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

  • 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 = Moffit, 1913

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