Cripple Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002571
MRDS ID A015006
Record type Site
Current site name Cripple Creek Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.05857, 63.54946 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-367, LOC. 8. MINE ALONG 2 MILE HEAD OF CRIPPLE CREEK. TAILINGS MARKED ON OPHIR (C-1). 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Alteration

  • (Local) Sandstone Bedrock Is Iron Stained.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Shale
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Chert
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.05857, 63.54946

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS UPPER CRETACEOUS SANDSTONE AND SLATE. ; REG.COM: SOURCE OF GOLD IS CRIPPLE CREEK MOUNTAINS TO THE SOUTHEAST.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1912
Year of first production 1913
Year of last production 1967

Mining district

District name Innoko

Comments on development

  • OPEN CUT AND DRIFT MINING IN EARLY DAYS FOLLOWED BY LARGE-SCALE NONFLOAT OPERATIONS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015006

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 864-C, P. 170-172.

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-367 (C-1), LOC. 8.

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRC. 255, P. 16-18.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-367-8

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT 200-500 FEET PER MILE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit GOLD IN LOWER PART OF GRAVEL AND ON BEDROCK. GRAVEL 10-20 FT. THICK.
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-MAR-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey