Sledge Creek Placer

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002104
MRDS ID A012969
Record type Site
Current site name Sledge Creek Placer
Related records 10232913

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.52106, 64.6365 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
Relative position TRIB. OF SNAKE RIVER.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • ARBITRARILY CHOSEN POINT ON CREEK, PLACER CLAIMS ON BOTH FORKS AND ON N BANK AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. 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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.52106, 64.6365

Ore body information

  • Thickness 0.3M
    Width 15.24M
    Length 804.65M

Comments on the geologic information

  • 2-FT WIDE QUARTZ VEIN EXPOSED IN CUT CONSISTED OF ORTHOCLASE PLUS IRON-STAINED QUARTZ WITH NO VISIBLE AU OR SULFIDES; ATTITUDE: N 40 DEGREES, 70 DEGREES E.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on development

  • DRIFT MINING IN 1916, NO OTHER DATA ON ACTIVITY

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012969

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 454.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 722, P. 249.

  • Deposit

    USBM RI 4174, P. 33.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit AU AND SCHEELITE IN STREAM GRAVELS 50 FT WIDE, 1 FT DEEP, AND 1/2 MILE LONG.
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