Glacier Gulch

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002644
MRDS ID A015084
Record type Site
Current site name Glacier Gulch
Related records 10112441

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.53101, 62.95138 (WGS84)
Relative position USGS-MF-363, Loc. 41. Deposit near mouth of Granite Creek.; 13 miles south of Ophir.; Accurate within 1,000 ft .
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.53101, 62.95138

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A little gold was recovered from washed gravel about 4 ft. deep at the mouth of the gulch .
  • Age = Tertiary/Quaternary

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Innoko

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = Small amount of gold recovered around 1908

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface: cut

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015084
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF ID005

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Maddren, A.G., 1910, The Innoko gold-placer district, Alaska, with accounts of the central Kuskokwim valley and the Ruby Creek and Gold Hill placers: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 410, 87 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Iditarod quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-363, 1 sheet, 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.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Maddren, 1910

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer: stream
Deposit Other Comments = Stream gradient about 200 feet per mile.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 25-MAY-1994 Powers, M.T. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 25-MAY-1994 Huber, D.F. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 25-MAY-1994 Miller, M.L. U.S. Geological Survey