Muck Creek Placer Occurrence

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Tungsten, Uranium, Thorium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003177
MRDS ID A015712
Record type Site
Current site name Muck Creek Placer Occurrence
Related records 10209190

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.52143, 65.75357 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-389, LOC. 25. DEPOSIT IN HEADWATER SECTION OF MUCK CREEK (UNNAMED ON CANDLE (D-6)), A NORTHWARD FLOWING TRIBUTARY OF HUNTER 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
Tungsten Tertiary
Uranium Tertiary
Thorium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Apatite Gangue
Epidote Gangue
Ilmenite Gangue
Magnetite Gangue
Powellite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Sphene Gangue
Zircon Gangue
Scheelite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.52143, 65.75357

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Fairhaven

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015712

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-389 (D-6), LOC. 25.

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRCULAR 250, P. 24-25, 27.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 1374, P. 73.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT APPROXIMATELY 150 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-SEP-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey