Franklin Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002979
MRDS ID A015479
Record type Site
Current site name Franklin Creek Placer
Related records 10184612

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.49693, 65.53856 (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. 64. PLACER NEAR MOUTH OF FRANKLIN CREEK, A SOUTHWARD FLOWING TRIBUTARY OF LIVENGOOD 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.49693, 65.53856

Comments on the geologic information

  • CREEK DRAINS SOUTHERN FLANK OF LIVENGOOD DOME.

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 Tolovana

Comments on development

  • SHALLOW PLACER MINED, PROBABLY IN 1915.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015479

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-413 (C-3), LOC. 64.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 642, P. 208.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SHALLOW PLACER CARRIES GOLD.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 200 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