Gold Run Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, PGE, Mercury, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003252
MRDS ID A016073
Record type Site
Current site name Gold Run Creek Placer
Related records 10232851

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -166.20556, 65.07178 (WGS84)
Relative position TRIB. OF BLUESTONE RIVER.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • APPROX. MIDPOINT OF PLACER TAILINGS EXTENDING FROM A POINT ON GOLD RUN CR. ABOUT 2000 FT UPSTREAM OF BULL PUP CR. TO A POINT ON BLUESTONE R. ABOUT 2000 FT DOWNSTREAM OF MOUTH OF GOLD RUN CR., USGS OFR 75-349, PL. 1. 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
PGE Tertiary
Mercury Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cinnabar Ore
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore

Analytical data

Result BENCH AU WORTH $18.35/OZ, CREEK AU WORTH $18.55/OZ, PRICE OF AU = $20.67/FINE OZ, USGS BULLETIN 263, P. 209.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -166.20556, 65.07178

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Conc: Cinnabar, Pgm, Scheelite

Comments on the geologic information

  • GREENSTONE AND GRANITIC BOULDERS IN GRAVEL. ; MAJOR.UNITS: CHLORITIC, MICACEOUS, AND GRAPHITIC SCHISTS, LIMESTONE, SLATE; GREENSTONE SILLS; NUMEROUS QUARTZ VEINS.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1900
Year of last production 1946

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE PROSPECT SHAFT ON A BENCH HIT BEDROCK AT 115 FT.

Comments on development

  • MINED MOST YEARS: 1900-1946; DREDGED: 1935-40.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A016073

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 263, P. 209.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 273, 275-279.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 897-A, P. 64, 71.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 377, P. 15-16.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 75-349.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 36, LOC. 473.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 78-1-C, P. 51.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-426-81

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD IN STREAM, BENCH, AND OLD CHANNEL GRAVELS; DREDGED FOR ABOUT 4 MILES; AU CONCENTRATED ON BEDROCK; CONCENTRATES CONTAIN CINNABAR, SCHEELITE AND PLATINUM GROUP METALS.
Deposit GRADIENT LESS THAN 20 FT/MI. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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