Bedrock Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002995
MRDS ID A015502
Record type Site
Current site name Bedrock Creek Placer
Related records 10281798

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.43768, 65.06635 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-413, LOC. 88. COORDINATES GIVEN FOR CLEARY HILL MINE AT MOUTH OF CREEK; MINE MARKED ON LIVENGOOD (A-1). 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
Tin Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore
Cassiterite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.43768, 65.06635

Comments on the geologic information

  • REG.COM: POSSIBLE SOURCES OF PLACER GOLD ON ALL SLOPES OF CREEK BASIN.

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 Fairbanks

Comments on development

  • PLACER GOLD PROBABLY MINED IN THE EARLY 1900'S AND POSSIBLY IN THE LATE 1950'S.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015502

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-413 (A-1), LOC. 88

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 739, P. 30

  • Deposit

    ALASKA DEPT. OF MINES PAMPHLET NO. 1, P. 32

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 1024-I, P. 188, 210.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD IN STREAM PLACER. BEDROCK UNCOVERED IN PLACER APPARENTLY CONTAINED SOME AURIFEROUS QUARTZ VEINS THAT WERE MINED FROM AN OPEN CUT AND MILLED AT NEARBY CLEARY HILL MILL.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 500 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-JUL-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey