Barney Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002684
MRDS ID A015125
Record type Site
Current site name Barney Creek Placer
Related records 10135955

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.96944, 64.98256 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 27 MILES WNW OF EAGLE.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-393, LOC. 20. DEPOSIT NEAR MOUTH OF BARNEY CREEK, A SW FLOWING TRIBUTARY TO SEVENTYMILE RIVER, ABOUT 6 AIR MILES UPSTREAM FROM THE FALLS. 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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.96944, 64.98256

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Tintina Fault

Comments on the geologic information

  • SEVENTYMILE RIVER FOLLOWS TRACE OF TINTINA FAULT IN EAGLE D-2. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS TERTIARY SEDIMENTARY ROCKS. ; REG.COM: GOLD THOUGHT TO BE RECONCENTRATED FROM THE EROSION OF TERTIARY GOLD BEARING CONGLOMERATES.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1896
Year of last production 1940

Mining district

District name Eagle

Comments on development

  • INTERMITTANT SMALL SCALE MINING FROM 1896-1940. EARLY WORK IN STREAM GRAVEL, LATER WORK IN BENCH GRAVEL ON WEST SIDE OF VALLEY. MINED BY OPEN CUT HYDRAULIC METHODS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015125

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-393 (D-2), LOC. 20.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 897-C. P. 195.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-393-20

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD CONCENTRATED IN BOTH STREAM AND BENCH GRAVELS.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 150 FT. 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