Gold Run

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003403
MRDS ID A106159
Record type Site
Current site name Gold Run

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -158.50284, 61.39936 (WGS84)
Relative position Approximate - no information regarding exact location along creek.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -158.50284, 61.39936

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Cady and others (1955) reported that during the course of their studies they saw evidence or heard reports of placer gold prospecting along this creek. Short traverse by M. L. Miller in 1992 on ridge drained by creek confirms presence of granite porphyry dikes -- similar to those associated with gold occurrences in the Iditarod quadrangle.
  • Age = Tertiary/Quaternary

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Aniak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Probably surface

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106159
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF SM051

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cady, W.M., Wallace, R.E., Hoare, J.M., and Webber, E.J., 1955, The central Kuskokwim region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 268, 132 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Sleetmute quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-368, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Dillingham, Sleetmute, and Taylor Mountain quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-606, 92 p.

  • Deposit

    Yeend, W.E., 1986, Descriptive model of Placer Au-PGE, in Cox, D.P., and Singer, D.A., eds. Mineral Deposit Models: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1693, p. 261-4.

  • Deposit

    Miller, M.L., Belkin, H.E., Blodgett, R.B., Bundtzen, T.K., Cady, J.W., Goldfarb, R.J., Gray, J.E., McGimsey, R.G., and Simpson, S.L., 1989, Pre-field study and mineral resource assessment of the Sleetmute quadrangle, southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-363, 115 p., 3 plates, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Dillingham, Sleetmute, and Taylor Mountains quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-606, 92 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Miller and others, 1989, p. 107

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer: stream

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 02-JUN-1994 Miller, M.L. U.S. Geological Survey