Unnamed (on the ridge at the headwaters of Too Much Gold Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003008
MRDS ID A015521
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (on the ridge at the headwaters of Too Much Gold Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.33185, 65.07774 (WGS84)
Relative position This gold occurrence is on the divide at the head of Too Much Gold Creek, an upper tributary to Fairbanks Creek; NW1/4NW1/4 sec. 22, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. 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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist > Mica Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.33185, 65.07774

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Thin quartz veins and mica schist wall rock, less than 1 foot thick, contain as much as 3.96 ppm gold (Pilkington and others, 1969). Another vein, that strikes N 75 W and dips 70 S, carries less gold. Samples across the richer veins and wall rock contained 0.63 to 3.96 ppm Au. A sample across the less-rich vein and wall rock contained 0.13 to 0.65 ppm Au.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Only surface samples were taken (Pilkington and others, 1969).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015521
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG176

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Pilkington, H.D., Forbes, R. B., Hawkins, D.B., Chapman, R.M., and Swainbank, R.C., 1969, Preliminary investigation of gold mineralization in the Pedro Dome - Cleary Summit area, Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 69-206, 47 p.

  • 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 = Pilkington and others, 1969

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold-quartz vein.

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