Alder Creek Placer

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002682
MRDS ID A015123
Record type Site
Current site name Alder Creek Placer
Related records 10111977

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.32918, 64.98033 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-393, LOC. 18. MINE AND TAILINGS MARKED ON EAGLE (D-3) ABOUT 1 MILE UPSTREAM FROM CONFLUENCE WITH SEVENTYMILE RIVER. INCORRECTLY SHOWN ON MF-393 AS LOC. 17. 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Analytical data

Result FINENESS OF 9 ASSAYS AVERAGED 841 PARTS AU, 153 PARTS AG. SEE REF. 3, P. 255.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.32918, 64.98033

Ore body information

  • Length 1066.8M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1910

Mining district

District name Eagle

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Roy Miettienen
    Home office P.O. Box 5, Eagle, Ak. 99738
    First year 1975

Comments on development

  • INTERMITTANT MINING FROM 1910 TO AT LEAST 1975. MINED 1916-1926 BY HYDRAULIC PLANTS. MINED IN 1975 WITH A BULLDOZER.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015123

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-393 (D-3), LOC. 18.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 897, P. 193-194.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 917-D, P. 255.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-393-18

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD IN OR NEAR CREEK CHANNEL, GRAVEL 4 FT. DEEP.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT 100-150 FEET PER MILE. ; 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.

Reporter information

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