Salmon Creek, North

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10003585
MRDS ID A106343
Record type Site
Current site name Salmon Creek, North

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.9925, 57.62935 (WGS84)
Relative position This site represents placer claims located on Salmon Creek in T. 29 S., R. 41 W., of the Seward Meridian, indicated on U.S. Bureau of Mines Maps in 1973 (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 7; Church and others, 1989, MF 1539 I, locality 16). Locality is accurate to within 1/2 mile. Placer work may extend southeast to Salmon Creek, South (ARDF No. KR012).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


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) -155.9925, 57.62935

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = No information available.
  • Age = Quaternary

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 A106343
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF KR011

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.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

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

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold placer (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Deposit Other Comments = Site is in Becharof Natural Wildlife Refuge.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 22-AUG-1998 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey