Center Creek Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003043
MRDS ID A015566
Record type Site
Current site name Center Creek Prospect
Related records 10233286

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.38646, 64.78284 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • DEPOSIT IN BLUFFS ALONG YOKON RIVER. OLD REPORT PLACES DEPOSIT 100-135 YARDS BELOW MOUTH OF FLAT CREEK. LOCATION GIVEN ABOVE FROM FIELD NOTES AND VISIT BY R.M. CHAPMAN. 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

Comments on the commodity information

  • ASSAYS OF SAMPLES FROM SURFACE EXPOSURES SAID TO HAVE SHOWN GOOD GOLD VALUES.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Analytical data

Result SURFACE SAMPLE REPORTEDLY ASSAYED 3.1 OZ GOLD PER TON.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -155.38646, 64.78284

Ore body information

  • General form LENSES

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on the workings information

  • IN 1906 AN ADIT WAS DRIVEN ON AND NEAR ONE OF THE QUARTZ BODIES; COULD NOT FOLLOW IRREGULARITIES OF QUARTZ STRINGERS WITH A STRAIGHT ADIT, SO MOST OF IT WAS IN SCHIST COUNTRY ROCK; CAVED BY JULY, 1908.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015566

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 77-168 D, P. 85, LOC. 12

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 410, P. 77-78

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 81-170, P. 20

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ LENSES AND STRINGERS IN SHEAR ZONES IN SCHIST AS MUCH AS 4-5 FT. WIDE. MOST OF VEIN PROBABLY BARREN.
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