Spruce Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003179
MRDS ID A015714
Record type Site
Current site name Spruce Creek
Related records 10208915

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.46335, 65.6794 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is at an elevation of about 1,200 feet on Spruce Creek. The map site is near the north end of the boundary between sections 7 and 12, T. 3 N., R. 14 W., of the Kateel River Meridian.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Gangue = Gummite
  • Gangue = uranothorianite

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.46335, 65.6794

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This prospect consists of Upper Cretaceous or Lower Tertiary granite which may contain uranium-bearing minerals. A sample of stream-gravel concentrate contained 0.033% eU (Gault and others, 1953).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairhaven

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = In 1947 the U.S. Geological Survey sampled the stream sediments to evaluate their radioactive mineral content (Gault and others, 1953).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015714
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CA034

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Candle, Holy Cross, Norton Bay, Nulato, and Unalakleet quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-866, 102 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Candle Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-389, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Gault, H.R., Killeen, P.L., West, W.S., and others, 1953, Reconnaissance for radioactive deposits in the northeastern part of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, 1945-47 and 1951: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 250, 31 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Gault and others, 1953

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Radioactive minerals in stream sediments.
Deposit Other Comments = Stream falls approximately 400 feet in headwater mile.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-JAN-00 Williams, Anita U.S. Geological Survey