Cassiterite Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Tin, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003234
MRDS ID A016051
Record type Site
Current site name Cassiterite Creek Placer
Alternate or previous names Greenstone Lode

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -167.16368, 65.47177 (WGS84)
Relative position TRIB. OF CAMP CR.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOWERMOST 2000 FT OF CREEK MINED LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Tin Primary
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Wolframite Ore

Analytical data

Result 3-4 LB SN/CY, 0.6 - 0.7 LB W03/CY, USBM RI 5520, P. 13.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -167.16368, 65.47177

Ore body information

  • Thickness 1.22M
    Width 30.48M
    Length 609.6M

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: LIMESTONE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1903
Year of first production 1909
Year of last production 1951

Comments on the production information

  • WOLFRAMITE WAS NOT SAVED

Comments on development

  • MINING REPORTED: 1909, 1914, 1917-18, 1949-51

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A016051

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 442, P. 39.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 622, P. 89.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 692, P. 359.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 712, P. 194.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 733, P. 74

  • Deposit

    USBM IC 7871, P. 7.

  • Deposit

    USBM RI 5520, P. 5, 7, 13.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 1129, P. 3-4.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 1374, P. 95.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 6, LOC. 38.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-426-46

  • Production

    USBM RI 5520, P. 7.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit CASSITERITE AND WOLFRAMITE IN COARSE STREAM GRAVELS, 100 FT WIDE, 4 FT DEEP, ALONG LOWERMOST 2000 FT OF CREEK; RESIDUAL PLACER ON GREENSTONE LODE.
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 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey