Yankee Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002646
MRDS ID A015086
Record type Site
Current site name Yankee Creek
Related records 10185582

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.39684, 62.9825 (WGS84)
Relative position USGS MF-363, Loc. 44. Mine and tailings marked on Iditarod (D-1) topographic map.; 10 miles west of Takotna; Accurate within 1/4 mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

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) -156.39684, 62.9825

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = See description for Yankee Creek, Ophir quadrangle.
  • 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 = Mined from 1909-68 and 1981-86. Produced 57,089 oz. Au and 6,361 oz. Ag through 1968.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface: dredging

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015086
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF ID037

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., 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.

  • Deposit

    Miller, M.L., Bundtzen, T.K., Keith, W.J., Bailey, E.A., Bickerstaff, Damon, 1996, Geology and mineral resources of the Stuyahok area, part of Holy Cross A-4 and A-5 quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-505-A, 30 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Miller and others, 1996

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer: stream, bench

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