Ben Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, REE, Rhenium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002699
MRDS ID A015141
Record type Site
Current site name Ben Creek Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.72362, 64.93087 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-393, LOC. 40. NEAR MOUTH OF BEN CREEK. 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
REE Tertiary
Rhenium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Allanite Unknown
Monazite Unknown

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.72362, 64.93087

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS PRE-MIDDLE ORDOVICIAN ROCKS INTRUDED BY MESOZOIC? 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 Fortymile

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015141

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-393 (C-4), LOC 40.

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRC. 335, P. 20.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-393-40

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD REPORTED IN STREAM PLACER. CONCENTRATE SAMPLE FROM NEAR MOUTH CONTAINED MONAZITE AND ALLANITE.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 100 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