Gold Run Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003083
MRDS ID A015612
Record type Site
Current site name Gold Run Creek
Related records 10257710

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -160.36356, 67.28947 (WGS84)
Relative position This placer deposit is thought to be near the mouth of Gold Run Creek. It is in section 23, T. 22 N., R. 8 W., of the Kateel River Meridian. Cobb (1972, MF-386), location 8.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Tungsten Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -160.36356, 67.28947

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer gold occurs in alluvial deposits overlying kyanite schist on Gold Run Creek. A few ounces of placer gold were recovered during assessment work in 1931 or earlier. Scheelite is a common mineral in the placer concentrates, and kyanite, scheelite and wolframite make up a considerable portion of a sample obtained about 11 miles upstream from the mouth. Kyanite in the schist bedrock occurs in bands of coarse, bladed crystals, some as much as 10 inches in length. The width of the zone of kyanite in one prospect cut is 2 feet. It is exposed for a distance of 18 feet. Other narrower bands have been encountered in the same area (Anderson, 1947).
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Kiana

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Assessment work was done to hold several claims on the creek in the early 1930's.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015612
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BM008

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Reed, I.M., 1932, Report of the placer deposits of the Squirrel River gold field: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines, Miscellaneous Report 27-1, 15 p.

  • Deposit

    Anderson, Eskil, 1947, Mineral occurrences other than gold deposits in northwestern Alaska: Alaska Territorial Division of Mines Pamphlet 5-R, 48 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Baird Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-386, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1973, Placer deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1374, 213 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in northern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-628, 106 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Reed, 1932

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 29-DEC-99 Williams, Anita U.S. Geological Survey