Unnamed (at east end of Devils Canyon)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003519
MRDS ID A106277
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (at east end of Devils Canyon)
Alternate or previous names Devil's Canyon

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.19277, 62.80958 (WGS84)
Relative position Several sample sites along 8-mi (12.8-km) section of Talkeetna River in Devil's Canyon; longitude extends from 149.09 to 149.29. Location accurate to within 1/4 mi (400 m)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Platinum Secondary

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) -149.19277, 62.80958

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Alluvial deposits.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Analyses of stream-sediment samples collected from several sites along Susitna River yielded up to 0.002 oz/yd3 Au, 120 ppm Ag, 0.2% Cu, 0.2% Zn, 0.86 ppm Pt (Kurtak and others, 1992).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106277
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TK014

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Kurtak, J.M., Southworth, D.D., Balen, M.D., and Clautice, K.H., 1992, Mineral investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, south-central Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 1-92, 659 p., 2 plates, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Kurtak and others, 1992

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1996 Riehle, J. U.S. Geological Survey