Cody Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002872
MRDS ID A015358
Record type Site
Current site name Cody Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.00288, 64.05573 (WGS84)
Relative position The Cody Creek occurrence is probably in sections 6, 7, 8 or 18, T. 10 S., R. 7 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The exact locations of placer gold prospects along Cody Creek are uncertain. The coordinates given are for the approximate center of the drainages, and the placer workings could easily be a mile or more away.
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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) -149.00288, 64.05573

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Cody Creek drains an area underlain by the California Creek Member of the Totatlanika Schist; it consists of gray quartz-orthoclase-sericite schist and augen gneiss (Wahrhaftig, 1970 [GQ-810]). In 1916, placer gold was reported, but no mining took place (Maddren, 1918, p. 368).
  • Age = Quaternary placer.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Bonnifield

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = In 1916, placer gold was reported, but there is no record of any substantial mining (Maddren, 1918, p. 368).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015358
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF FB126

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Maddren, A.G., 1918, Gold placers near the Nenana coal field: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 662, p. 363-402.

  • Deposit

    Wahrhaftig, Clyde, 1970, Geologic map of the Fairbanks A-4 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-810, 1 sheet, scale 1:63:360.

  • 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 = Maddren, 1918

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