Black Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003063
MRDS ID A015588
Record type Site
Current site name Black Creek Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -153.85325, 66.07874 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-458, LOC. 10. TAILINGS MARKED ON HUGHES (A-2). COORDINATES GIVEN FOR CENTER OF PLACER GROUND. 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 Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -153.85325, 66.07874

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS ALTERED MESOZOIC ROCKS NEAR A GRANITE PLUTON.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1913

Comments on development

  • PLACER GOLD MINING REPORTED IN 1913, 1915, AND 1917. FROM THE AREA OF THE TAILINGS MARKED ON HUGHES (A-2) IT APPEARS THAT BLACK CR. MAY HAVE BEEN MINED IN OTHER YEARS AS WELL.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015588

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-458 (A-2), LOC. 10.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 631, P. 83-84

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 75-267, P. 6.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD IN STREAM PLACER. DEPTH TO BEDROCK ABOUT 20 FT.; DEPOSITS ABOUT 12 FT. WIDE.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT APPROXIMATELY 300 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