Boulder Creek Placer

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002409
MRDS ID A013328
Record type Site
Current site name Boulder Creek Placer
Related records 10282650

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.74446, 57.83447 (WGS84)
Relative position 0.6 MI. N OF VABM COKE, 1.95 MI. SW OF MEIGS PK.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USBM OFR 85-86, FIG. 4, LOC. 165. PLACER EXTENDS AT LEAST 0.2 MI. UPSTREAM. 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

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.74446, 57.83447

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS MESOZOIC-PALEOZOIC VOLCANIC ROCKS. ; REG.COM: SOURCE OF PLACER GOLD IS UNKNOWN.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1881

Mining district

District name Juneau

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on development

  • DISCOVERED AS EARLY AS 1881, RESTAKED IN 1980. SMALL OPERATION WORKED LOWER PART OF STREAM SOMETIME BETWEEN 1980 AND 1983.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013328

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 85-86, P. 48, FIG. 4, LOC. 165 (1986)

  • Other Database

    USBM-OFR-85-86-FIG-4-165

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FINE GOLD CAN BE PANNED FROM STREAM.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT 550 FT./MI. VERY LITTLE INFORMATION ON DEPOSIT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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-JUN-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey