Flint Creek Placer Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Rhenium, Thorium, Tin, Uranium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003023
MRDS ID A015539
Record type Site
Current site name Flint Creek Placer Prospect
Related records 10136457

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.35308, 64.3995 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-405, LOC. 17, 20. ONLY GOOD PROSPECTS ON BENCH ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF CREEK BETWEEN GOLD RUN AND ELDORADO CREEKS. COORDINATES GIVEN FOR LOCATION 17, NEAR MOUTH OF GOLD RUN. 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 Secondary
Rhenium Tertiary
Thorium Tertiary
Tin Tertiary
Uranium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Gold Ore
Allanite Gangue
Ilmenite Gangue
Magnetite Gangue
Sphene Gangue
Zircon Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -155.35308, 64.3995

Comments on the geologic information

  • CREEK DRAINS CONTACT ZONE OF A GRANITE BODY. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK AT ONE LOCALITY IN HEADWATER SECTION OF CREEK REPORTED TO BE QUARTZITE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1911

Mining district

District name Ruby

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS INCLUDED A SHAFT 40 FT. DEEP AND A CROSSCUT 100 FT. LONG.

Comments on development

  • NO MINING REPORTED. IN 1911, 40 FT.2 OF BEDROCK PROSPECTED BY A CROSSCUT AT A DEPTH OF 60 FT. RETURNED $1 PER FT.2 OF BEDROCK (GOLD AT $20.67). OTHER PROSPECTING WAS LESS SUCCESSFUL.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015539

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-405 (B-5), LOC. 17, 21.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 864-C, P. 148-149, 157-158.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 520, P. 291, 195.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 77-168 D, P. 85, LOC. 20.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD PROSPECTS DISCOVERED IN 1911 PROVED TO BE OF LOW GRADE AND SMALL EXTENT. SOME CASSITERITE IN HEADWATER TRIBUTANES, BUT NOT IN SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT APPROXIMATELY 50 FT. PER MILE. LOCATION DESCRIPTION FOR ENTIRE LENGTH OF CREEK. ; 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