Upper Oshetna River

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003544
MRDS ID A106302
Record type Site
Current site name Upper Oshetna River

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.98268, 62.10959 (WGS84)
Relative position On the Oshetna River, 3.5 mi (5.6 km) N of divide from Chickaloon 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) -147.98268, 62.10959

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 yielded >10 ppm Au and 500-800 ppm Zn (Kurtak and others, 1992).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106302
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TK127

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 (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)

Reporter information

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