Mission Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002695
MRDS ID A015137
Record type Site
Current site name Mission Creek Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.41524, 64.82145 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 6.5 MILES WNW OF EAGLE., Within 2,500 Ft
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-393, LOC. 33. ABOUT .5 MILES UPSTREAM FROM CONFLUENCE OF EXCELSIOR AND MISSION CREEKS. 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
Anatase Gangue
Garnet Gangue
Ilmenite Gangue
Monazite Gangue
Zircon Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.41524, 64.82145

Comments on the geologic information

  • STREAM CROSSES A BELT OF TERTIARY CONTINENTAL ROCKS DERIVED FROM OLDER METAMORPHIC AND GRANITIC ROCKS. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK COMPOSED OF SLATE, SANDSTONE, CONGLOMERATE, LIMESTONE, AND COAL.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year <1898

Comments on development

  • MINING REPORTED IN 1936. GOLD COULD NOT BE PROFITABLY RECOVERED AT 1938 PRICES.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015137

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-393 (D-1), LOC. 33.

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRC. 316, P. 7, 9.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STREAM GRAVELS CONTAIN GOLD.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 50 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-87 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey