Nugget Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002683
MRDS ID A015124
Record type Site
Current site name Nugget Creek Placer
Related records 10136094

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.25834, 64.98033 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-393, LOC. 19. MINING NEAR MOUTH OF NUGGET CREEK, A NE FLOWING TRIBUTARY TO SEVENTYMILE RIVER. INCORRECTLY SHOWN ON MF-393 AS LOC. 18 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 ONE ASSAY SHOWED A FINENESS OF 851 PARTS AU AND 143 PARTS AG. SEE REF. 3. P. 255.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.25834, 64.98033

Ore body information

  • Width 6.1M
    Length 1609.3M

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS GNEISSOID GRANITE.

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 Eagle

Comments on development

  • SPORADIC SMALL SCALE MINING NEAR MOUTH FROM 1903-1936.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015124

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-393 (D-3), LOC. 19.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 897, P. 193-194.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 917-D, P. 255.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-393-19

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.
Deposit GOLD IN 4 FT. THICK GRAVEL IN 20 FT WIDE PAYSTREAK, MAINLY IN THE LOWER MILE OF CREEK VALLEY AND FOR A SHORT DISTANCE ALONG SEVENTYMILE RIVER.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 500 FEET PER MILE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

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