Chicken Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002632
MRDS ID A015070
Record type Site
Current site name Chicken Creek Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.96542, 62.34939 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-363 (B-4), LOC 27. TAILINGS MARKED ON IDITAROD (B-4). MINING CENTERED ABOUT 1/2 MILE NORTH OF MOUTH. 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
Silver Tertiary
Mercury Tertiary
Antimony Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Gold Ore
Stibnite Unknown

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.96542, 62.34939

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS SANDSTONE AND ARGILLITE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Iditarod

Comments on development

  • MINED BY AUTOMATIC DAM AND HYDRAULIC PLANT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015070

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-363 (B-4), LOC 27.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 864-C, P. 213-215

  • Deposit

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

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-363-27

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PLACER GOLD IN STREAM AND BENCH GRAVELS AND ON BEDROCK SURFACE. NO PAY IN BEDROCK. OVERBURDEN 15-90 FT. THICK.
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT 150-250 FEET PER MILE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAR-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey