Beaver Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003037
MRDS ID A015557
Record type Site
Current site name Beaver Creek Placer
Related records 10209264

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.72667, 64.08281 (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. 31. PLACER ABOUT 1.5 MILES ABOVE THE MOUTH OF DIAMOND 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -155.72667, 64.08281

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK PROBABLY IS WEATHERED BASALTIC GREENSTONE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1930

Mining district

District name Ruby

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the workings information

  • SMALL DRIFT PLACER MINE AT THE BOTTOM OF 60 FOOT DEEP SHAFT.

Comments on development

  • GOLD DISCOVERED IN JANUARY, 1930, AT THE BOTTOM OF A 60 FT. SHAFT NORTHEAST OF THE CREEK AND ABOUT 250 FT. FROM IT. DRIFT MINE OPERATED 1930-32. PROBABLY INACTIVE AFTER 1932.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015557

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-405 (A-6), LOC. 31

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 864-C, P. 169

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 77-168 D, P. 84.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 81-170, P. 14.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT UNDER 50 FEET 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.
Deposit GOLD ON BEDROCK. OVERBURDEN COMPOSED LARGELY OF MUCK, WITH LITTLE OR NO GRAVEL, ON BEDROCK. NO CONTINUEOUS PAY STREAK.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey