Straight Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003014
MRDS ID A015528
Record type Site
Current site name Straight Creek Placer
Related records 10136279

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.38087, 64.46006 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-405, LOC. 6. DEPOSIT NEAR MOUTH OF STRAIGHT CR., ON BENCH OF BIRCH CR. CUT BY STRAIGHT CR. SEE REF. 2, FIG. 12. 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 Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Gold Ore

Analytical data

Result FINENESS 850 AU.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -155.38087, 64.46006

Comments on the geologic information

  • HILL DRAINED BY STRAIGHT CR. MADE UP OF SCHIST INTRUDED BY GRANITIC DIKES. CONTACT BETWEEN GRANITE AND SCHIST NEAR MOUTH OF CREEK. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS GRANITE AND SCHIST. ; REG.COM: A BEDROCK SOURCE OF CASSITERITE COULD NOT BE FOUND.

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 Ruby

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on development

  • DRIFT MINING 1916-20.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015528

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-405 (B-5), LOC. 6.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 239, P. 42-44, FIG. 12.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 77-168 D, P. 89, LOC. 47.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 81-170, P. 73.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD AND CASSITERITE MINED NEAR MOUTH FROM A BENCH DEPOSIT OF BIRCH CR. CUT BY STRAIGHT CR. MOST OF MINING IN VICINITY WAS ON BENCH OF BIRCH CR. BETWEEN STRAIGHT AND CROOKED CREEKS.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT APPROXIMATELY 100 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