Flume Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002854
MRDS ID A015332
Record type Site
Current site name Flume Creek
Related records 10208599

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.53601, 64.99856 (WGS84)
Relative position The Flume Creek mine is located in the SW1/4 sec. 15, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., Fairbanks Meridian. Flume Creek is a southeast-flowing tributary of Pedro Creek, about 4 miles northeast of Fox. Placer mining occurred approximately 0.5 mile upstream from its mouth on Pedro Creek. The mine is included in locality 54 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


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) -147.53601, 64.99856

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer mining occurred for approximately 0.5 mile upstream from the mouth of Flume Creek (Chapman and Foster, 1969, plate 1). Most of Flume Creek flows on Fairbanks Schist that consists of quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist. The uppermost part of the creek flows through an intrusion of Cretaceous tonalite and quartz diorite (Newberry and others, 1996). Most of the information on placer mining here is probably combined with that of Pedro Creek (FB094).
  • 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 = Production figures are probably combined with those of Pedro Creek.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Placer mining occurred for approximately 0.5 mile upstream from the junction of Flume Creek with Pedro Creek(Chapman and Foster, 1969, plate 1).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015332
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB093

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1916, Antimony deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 649, 67 p.

  • Deposit

    Chapman, R.M., and Foster, R.L., 1969, Lode mines and prospects in the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 625-D, 25 p., 1 plate.

  • 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.

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