Glen Gulch Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003022
MRDS ID A015538
Record type Site
Current site name Glen Gulch Placer
Related records 10257282

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.38642, 64.41617 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-405, LOC. 16. PLACER GROUND FOR ENTIRE 2.5 MILE LENGTH OF GLEN GULCH, A TRIBUTARY OF FLINT CREEK. COORDINATES GIVEN FOR CENTER OF PLACERS. 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) -155.38642, 64.41617

Comments on the geologic information

  • SLATE AND SCHIST BEDROCK NEAR MARGIN OF GRANITE BODY. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK SCHIST AND SLATE. ; REG.COM: PROBABLE LODE SOURCE WAS ON THE RIDGE TO WEST DRAINED BY GLEN GULCH.

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 the workings information

  • PROSPECTING SHAFTS SUNK ABOUT 50 FT. TO BEDROCK ON BENCH NEAR MOUTH, APPARENTLY WITHOUT SATISFACTORY RESULTS.

Comments on development

  • NEAR HEAD MINING WAS BY OPEN CUTS; FURTHER DOWNSTREAM, ABOUT A MILE AND A HALF ABOVE MOUTH WHERE ALLUVIUM WAS FROZEN, DRIFT MINING. 6 CLAIMS WORKED IN 1912.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015538

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-405 (B-5), LOC. 16

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 642, P. 246.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 578, P. 40.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 77-168 D, P. 86, LOC. 24.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GRAVEL GOLD BEARING FOR ENTIRE 2.5 MI. LENGTH OF CREEK; PAY SPOTTY; SOME RICH PLACES. ALLUVIUM 10-15 FT. DEEP AND UNFROZEN NEAR HEAD; 25-30 FT. THICK AND FROZEN FARTHER DOWNSTREAM. GRAVEL 1-7 FT. THICK 1.5 MILES ABOVE MOUTH. GOLD IN BOTTOM FOOT OF GRAVEL OR IN SHATTERED BEDROCK.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT APPROXIMATELY 150-200 FT. PER MILE. CREEK PROBABLY MINED OUT SOON AFTER 1915. ; 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