Lower Chicken Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Antimony, Chromium, Mercury, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002631
MRDS ID A015069
Record type Site
Current site name Lower Chicken Creek
Alternate or previous names Chicken Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.96292, 62.34911 (WGS84)
Relative position SEE LOCATION COMMENTS
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • TWO MILES S OF CHICKEN MTN

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Antimony Tertiary
Chromium Tertiary
Mercury Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ONE PLACER CONCENTRATE SAMPLE CONTAINED 7.26 OZ/TON AU AND 1.35 OZ/TON AG, SEE REF. 3, TABLE.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Allanite Gangue
Magnetite Gangue
Chromite Unknown
Gold Unknown
Scheelite Unknown
Stibnite Unknown

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Monzonite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Sand and Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.96292, 62.34911

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1911
Year of last production 1940

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Iditarod

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION 1911-40 TOTALED ABOUT 12,755 OZ. AU AND 2,024 OZ. AG

Comments on the workings information

  • SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015069
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF ID112
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015070
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D002696

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MERTIE, J.B., JR., 1936, MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE RUBY-KUSKOKWIM REGION, ALASKA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 864-C, 115-245.

  • Deposit

    COBB, E.H., 1976, SUMMARY OF REFERENCES TO MINERAL OCCURRENCES (OTHER THAN MINERAL FUELS AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL) IN THE IDITAROD AND OPHIR QUADRANGLES, ALASKA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 76-576, 101 P.

  • Deposit

    BUNDTZEN, T.K., MILLER, M.L., LAIRD, G.M., AND BULL, K.F., 1992, GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF IDITAROD MINING DISTRICT, IDITAROD B-4 AND EASTERN B-5 QUADRANGLES, SOUTHWESTERN ALASKA: ALASKA DIVISION OF GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS PROFESSIONAL REPORT 97, 46 P., 2 SHEET, SCALE 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    MILLER, M.L., BUNDTZEN, T.K., AND GRAY, J.E., 1996, MINERAL RESOURCE ASSESSMENT OF THE IDITAROD QUADRANGLE, WEST-CENTRAL ALASKA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-2219-B, SCALE 1:250,000, PAMPHLET (IN PRESS).

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-363 (B-4), LOC. 26.

  • Deposit

    U.S. BUREAU OF MINES REPT. OF INV. 5991, P. 16-17, 21, SAMPLE 16.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-363-26

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit WEATHERED MONZONITE FORMS A RESIDUAL PLACER THAT GRADES DOWNSTREAM INTO ELUVIAL THEN BENCH AND STREAM PLACERS. MERTIE (1936) REPORTED FINENESS AT 862 PARTS AU AND 128 PARTS AG. CONCENTRATES CONTAIN SCHEELITE AND CINNABAR.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT 10-15%.
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 ARDF AND MRDS MERGED RECORD
Updater 01-MAY-1994 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 06-MAR-1998 Mason, George U.S. Geological Survey