Gold Run Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002702
MRDS ID A015144
Record type Site
Current site name Gold Run Placer
Related records 10136483

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.72554, 64.59086 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 50 MILES WSW OF EAGLE.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-393, LOC 42. COORDINATES GIVEN ARE FOR PLACER GROUND NEAR MOUTH. CABIN RUINS FURTHER UPSTREAM (SEE EAGLE D-2) MAY INDICATE MINING AS MUCH AS 3 MILES UPSTREAM. 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 BASALT SAMPLE NEAR HEAD CONTAINED 1.6 PPM AU.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.72554, 64.59086

Comments on the geologic information

  • NEAR CREEK HEAD BASALT IS IN CONTACT WITH TERTIARY? CONGLOMERATE. LOCALLY BOTH FINE-GRAINED FELSIC AND MAFIC HYPABYSSAL AND VOLCANIC ROCKS OCCUR. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS A COARSE SCHISTOSE SANDY QUARTZITE OF PROBABLE PALEOZOIC AGE, INTRUDED BY GRANITIC ROCKS.

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 1925

Comments on development

  • PLACER GOLD MINED BY OPEN CUT AND AUTOMATIC DAM IN EARLY 1900'S.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015144

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-393 (C-4), LOC. 42.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 1312-M, P. M19.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 538, P. 80.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-393-42

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CONSIDERABLE PLACER GOLD MINED IN GRAVEL ABOUT 12 FT. DEEP.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 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-87 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey