Troublesome Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Lead, Mercury, Tin

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002977
MRDS ID A015477
Record type Site
Current site name Troublesome Creek Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.60446, 65.50521 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-413, LOC. 62. DEPOSIT JUST BELOW THE MOUTH OF UNION 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
Lead Tertiary
Mercury Tertiary
Tin Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Garnet Gangue
Hematite Gangue
Ilmenite Gangue
Magnetite Gangue
Picotite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Zircon Gangue
Cinnabar Unknown
Galena Unknown
Gold Unknown

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.60446, 65.50521

Comments on the geologic information

  • PEGMATITIC GRANITE CUT BY CREEK JUST ABOVE UNION CREEK. TROUBLESOME CREEK DRAINS QUARTZ MONZONITE PLUTONS AND ASSOCIATED DIKES IN THE WOLVERINE AND SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS AREA. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS CHIEFLY PALEOZOIC SEDIMENTARY AND METASEDIMENTARY ROCKS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Rampart

Comments on development

  • SOME MINING ABOUT 1912 OR EARLIER AND PROBABLY UNTIL ABOUT 1918; RECORDS OF MINING ARE SCANTY. CREEK APPEARS LONG INACTIVE IN 1969.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015477

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-413 (C-6), LOC. 62

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 844-D, P. 192, 236.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PLACER GOLD REPORTED
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT UNDER 50 FEET 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-87 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey