Sulfur Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003582
MRDS ID A106340
Record type Site
Current site name Sulfur Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.8025, 57.69935 (WGS84)
Relative position This site, located east of the headwaters of Sulfur Creek, represents lode claims in T. 29 S., R. 40 W., of the Seward Meridian, indicated on U.S Bureau of Mines Maps in 1973 (Church and others, 1989, MF 1539 I, locality 7). The location of this site differs by several miles between the two references noted and it is only accurate to within 5 miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -155.8025, 57.69935

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = No information available. Bedrock consists of sedimentary units of the Shelikof formation of Jurassic age.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Alaska Peninsula

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A106340
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF KR008

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973, Alaska 1:250,000-scale quadrangle map overlays showing mineral deposit locations, principal minerals, and number and type of claims: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 95 overlays (updated in 1986, 1987).

  • Deposit

    Church, S.E., Detterman, R.L., and Wilson, F.H., 1989, Mineral and energy resource assessment maps of the Ugashik, Bristol Bay, and western Karluk quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 1539-I, 2 map sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Church and others, 1989 (MF 1539 I)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = Site is located in Becharof Natural Wildlife Refuge.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 21-AUG-1998 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey