Bear Gulch Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003189
MRDS ID A015726
Record type Site
Current site name Bear Gulch Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.32831, 65.348 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-389, LOC. 42. PLACER GROUND NEAR FORKS OF BEAR GULCH (UNNAMED ON CANDLE (B-5)), A EASTWARD FLOWING TRIBUTARY OF SWEEPSTAKES CR. DRAINING THE NE FLANK OF BEAR MOUNTAIN. 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
Platinum Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Platinum Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.32831, 65.348

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK MAPPED AS PRE-CRETACEOUS ANDESITE TUFFS AND FLOWS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Koyuk

Comments on development

  • GOLD REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN MINED NEAR FORKS.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015726

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-389 (B-5), LOC. 42.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 692, P. 395.

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRCULAR 250, P. 3-4.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit A LITTLE PLATINUM AND UNDOUBTEDLY SOME GOLD HAS BEEN REMOVED NEAR FORKS.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT APPROXIMATELY 100 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