Ash Creek Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Tin

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002728
MRDS ID A015177
Record type Site
Current site name Ash Creek Occurrence

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.8192, 65.3774 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position Within 1,200 Ft.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • TRIBUTARY OF TOZIMORAN CR. OCCURRENCE WITHIN 2,400 FT. OF MOUTH OF CREEK 2 MILES EAST OF MORAN DOME. 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 Tertiary
Tin Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Gold Ore

Analytical data

Result 5.529 GRAMS OF TIN IN 190.35 GRAMS OF SAMPLE

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.8192, 65.3774

Comments on the geologic information

  • ASH CREEK DRAINAGE PROBABLY IS THE SOURCE OF MORE TIN MINERALIZATION THAN THAT OF TOZIMORAN CR. ABOVE THE MOUTH OF ASH CR. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS ORDOVICIAN OR CAMBRIAN QUARTZ-MICA SCHIST, PHYLLITE, QUARTZITE, AND SLATE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Melozitna

Comments on development

  • NOT KNOWN TO BE SYSTEMATICALLY PROSPECTED. NO RECORD OF ANY MINING

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015177

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS TANANA (B-6), ALASKA TOPOGRAPHIC MAP

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 239, P. 16, 25, 32.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SAMPLES FROM 5 DRILL HOLES WITHIN 2,400 FT. OF MOUTH OF CREEK CONTAINED GOLD AND TIN. 10-12 FT. OF SAND AND GRAVEL AND 1-4 FT. OF MUCK COMPRISE ALLUVIUM.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 200 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-MAY-87 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey