Our Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002989
MRDS ID A015494
Record type Site
Current site name Our Creek
Related records 10257783

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.87796, 65.01661 (WGS84)
Relative position Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 77, 78; SW1/4NW1/4 sec. 12, T. 2 N., R. 2 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The Our Creek placer mine is in the vicinity of the confluence of Our Creek and Any Creek, about 7 miles SW of the nearly abandoned town of Olnes. Accuracy is within 2,000 feet.
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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) -147.87796, 65.01661

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer gold was discovered in 1906. Bedrock is mainly schist with 'a small amount of rusty granitic rock' (Prindle and Katz, 1913). The depth to bedrock is 75 feet where most of the work took place (Prindle and Katz, 1913). In the lower part of the valley, prospect holes were sunk to a depth of 317 and 218 feet (Prindle and Katz, 1913). A nugget worth $12 was found in 1908 (Prindle and Katz, 1913).

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 = $5,000 worth of production was reported in 1908 (Prindle and Katz, 1913); gold worth $18.43 per ounce.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = In the lower part of the valley, prospect holes were sunk to a depth of 317 and 218 feet (Prindle and Katz, 1913). Small-scale mining in 1908.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015494
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG037

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1908, The mining industry in 1907: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 345, 294 p.

  • Deposit

    Prindle, L.M., 1908, The Fairbanks and Rampart quadrangles, Yukon-Tanana region, Alaska, with a section on the Rampart placers, by F.L. Hess, and a paper on the water supply of the Fairbanks region, by C.C. Covert: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 337, 102 p.

  • Deposit

    Prindle, L.M., and Katz, F.J., 1909, The Fairbanks gold-placer region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 379, p. 181-200.

  • Deposit

    Prindle, L.M., and Katz, F.J., 1913, Detailed description of the Fairbanks district, in Prindle, L. M., A geologic reconnaissance of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 525, p. 59-152.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-633, 72 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-413, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-819, 241 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Prindle and Katz, 1913

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-MAY-1999 C.J. Freeman Avalon Development Corporation
Reporter 04-MAY-1999 J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation