Gunnison Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002976
MRDS ID A015475
Record type Site
Current site name Gunnison Creek Placer
Related records 10208881

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.68223, 65.44936 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-413, LOC. 61. MINE MARKED ON LIVENGOOD (B-6) NEAR CONFLUENCE OF GUNNISON AND TROUBLESOME CREEK. 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
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Garnet Gangue
Ilmenite Gangue
Picotite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Rutile Gangue
Zircon Gangue
Gold Unknown
Scheelite Unknown

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Sand and Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.68223, 65.44936

Comments on the geologic information

  • GUNNISON CREEK DRAINS GRANITIC CONTACT ZONE ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF SAWTOOTH MTN. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK MAINLY QUARTZITE, PHYLLITE, SLATE, AND CHERT.

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 1904

Mining district

District name Rampart

Comments on development

  • PLACER GOLD MINING REPORTED IN 1904 AND 1918 AND MAY HAVE BEEN CARRIED ON IN A FEW OTHER YEARS; SOME PROSPECTING OR MINING REPORTED IN THE LATE 1960'S.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015475

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-413 (B-6), LOC. 61

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 844-D, P. 192, 235-36.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD IN STREAM PLACER NEAR MOUTH OF CREEK.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 150 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-JUN-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey