Jay Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003542
MRDS ID A106300
Record type Site
Current site name Jay Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.88274, 62.77961 (WGS84)
Relative position On Jay Creek 1/2 mi (800 m) from confluence with Susitna River; location accurate to within 1/2 mi (800 m).
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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) -147.88274, 62.77961

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer mine in alluvial deposits.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = Minor production during 1920-49 and 1987-88 (Balen, 1990).

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Analysis of stream-sediment samples yielded 2 ppm Ag, >10 ppm Au (Balen, 1990).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106300
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TK034

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.

  • Deposit

    Balen, M.D., 1990, Geochemical sampling results from the Bureau of Mines investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 34-90, 218 p., 2 plates, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Balen, 1990

General comments

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

Reporter information

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