Granite Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003024
MRDS ID A015541
Record type Site
Current site name Granite Creek Placer
Related records 10185587

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.43086, 64.34949 (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. 19. PLACER GROUND INFERED TO BE IN HEADWATER SECTION OF CREEK. 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
Platinum Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Platinum Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -155.43086, 64.34949

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

  • CREEK ON WHICH THERE HAS BEEN PROSPECTING FOR PLACER GOLD. SOME GOLD AND PLATINUM WERE MINED IN 1924 AND POSSIBLY OTHER YEARS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015541

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-405 (B-5), LOC. 19

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 783, P. 25

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 792, P. 33.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 77-168 D, P. 86, LOC. 27.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD AND PLATINUM REPORTED IN STREAM PLACER; PLATINUM PROBABLY A RARE CONSTITUENT OF CONCENTRATES.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT APPROXIMATELY 300-400 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