Moore Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002641
MRDS ID A015081
Record type Site
Current site name Moore Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.15265, 62.59914 (WGS84)
Relative position SEE LOCATION COMMENTS
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-363, LOC. 37: MINE IS ADJACENT TO LANDING STRIP MARKED ON IDITAROD C-3 TOPOGRAPHIC MAP.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Chromium Tertiary
Mercury Tertiary
Tin Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Chromite Ore
Cinnabar Ore
Gold Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Scheelite Gangue
Zircon Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel
  • 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 Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.15265, 62.59914

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1910
Year of first production 1911
Year of last production 1967

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Mcgrath

Comments on the production information

  • TOTAL PRODUCTION IS ESTIMATED AT 54,000 OZ. AU AND 12,500 OZ. AG. MERTIE REPORTS FINENESS OF 767 PARTS AU AND 225 PARTS AG (1936, P. 224).

Comments on the workings information

  • SURFACE: DRILLING, DREDGING ?

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015081
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF ID084
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D002702

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., COMPILER, 1972, METALLIC MINERAL RESOURCES MAP OF THE IDITAROD QUADRANGLE, ALASKA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES MAP MF-363, SCALE 1:250,000.

  • 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., LAIRD, G.M., AND LOCKWOOD, M.S., 1988, GEOLOGIC MAP OF THE IDITAROD C-3 QUADRANGLE, ALASKA: ALASKA DIVISION OF GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS PROFESSIONAL REPORT 96, 13 P., SCALE 1:63,360.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-363-37

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT IS ABOUT 100 FT. PER MILE. MOORE CREEK HAS TWO BRANCHES, OF WHICH THE EASTERN BRANCH IS WILLOW CREEK. PLACER DEPOSITS MAINLY ON THE WESTERN BRANCH. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.
Deposit GOLD IS IN BASE OF GRAVEL AND IN CRACKS IN UPPER 1.5 FT. OF BEDROCK. STREAM OVERBURDEN IS 12-18 FT. THICK GRAVEL. BENCH OVERBURDEN IS 5-7 FT. THICK; 3-5 FT. GRAVEL, 2 FT. MUCK.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-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