Hughes Bar Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003061
MRDS ID A015586
Record type Site
Current site name Hughes Bar Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -154.26854, 66.03289 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-458, LOC. 8. DEPOSIT ON POINT BAR OF KOYUKUK RIVER APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE SOUTH OF HUGHES. 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) -154.26854, 66.03289

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Comments on development

  • GOLD DISCOVERED IN THE EARLY 1890'S. LITTLE, IF ANY, MINING AFTER 1898.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015586

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-458 (A-3), LOC. 8.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 442, P. 297.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 536, P. 142.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 75-267, P. 9

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD IN GRAVEL BAR OF KOYUKUK R. VERY FINE GOLD HAD "BEEN CARRIED FOR A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE".
Deposit RIVER GRADIENT UNDER 5 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.

Reporter information

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