Saint (St.) Patrick Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002848
MRDS ID A015325
Record type Site
Current site name Saint (St.) Patrick Creek
Related records 10233752

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.96989, 64.87272 (WGS84)
Relative position The Saint Patrick mine is located in the SE1/4 NW1/4 sec. 33, T. 1 N., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The exact location of placer mining activity along Saint Patrick Creek is unknown. The placer is about 2.8 miles east-southeast of the top of Ester Dome. The mine is locality 49 of CObb (1972 [MF 410]).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.96989, 64.87272

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer mining and prospecting took place along St. Patrick Creek between 1909 and 1916 (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662, p. 128]). Prindle and Katz (1913) reported that in 1910 $17,000 of gold was produced with the gold valued at $17.50 per ounce. This does not agree with Ellsworth and Parker (1911, p. 158), who reported that very little actual mining took place in 1910.
  • Age = Quaternary placer.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = Prindle and Katz (1913) reported that in 1910 $17,000 of gold was produced (gold valued at $17.50 per ounce) This does not agree with Ellsworth and Parker (1911, p. 158), who reported that very little mining took place in 1910.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Placer mining and prospecting took place along St. Patrick Creek between 1909 and 1916 (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662, p. 128]). In 1925, churn drills were in operation to prospect suitable ground for dredging but no dredging resulted (Wimmler, 1925 [ATDM MR 195-8, p. 54]).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015325
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB062

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Ellsworth, C.E., 1910, Placer mining in the Yukon-Tanana region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 442, 432 p.

  • Deposit

    Ellsworth, C.E., and Parker, G.L., 1911, Placer mining in the Yukon-Tanana region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 480, 325 p.

  • Deposit

    Ellsworth, C.E., 1912, Placer mining in the Fairbanks and Circle Disctricts: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 520, p. 240-245.

  • Deposit

    Prindle, L.M., and Katz, F.J., 1913, Detailed description of the Fairbanks district, in Prindle, L. M., A geologic reconnaissance of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 525, p. 59-152.

  • Deposit

    Eakin, H.M., 1915, Placer mining in Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 622-I, p. 366-373.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1917, The mining industry in the territory of Alaska during the calendar year 1915: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 142, 66 p.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1917, The mining industry in the territory of Alaska during the calendar year 1916: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 153, 89 p.

  • Deposit

    Wimmler, N.L., 1925, Placer mining in Alaska in 1925: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 195-8, 118 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-410, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-662, 174 p.

  • Deposit

    Smith, S. S., 1917, The mining industry in the Territory of Alaska during the calendar year 1915: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 142, 66 p.

  • Deposit

    Smith, S. S., 1917, The mining industry in the Territory of Alaska during the calendar year 1916: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 153, 89 p

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cobb, 1976 (OFR 76-662)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au(Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 31-JUL-2001 J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation
Reporter 31-JUL-2001 C.J. Freeman Avalon Development Corporation