Eagle Creek Gulch

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Gold, Thorium, Uranium, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10009620
MRDS ID D002706
Record type Site
Current site name Eagle Creek Gulch

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -154.88294, 63.14948 (WGS84)
Relative position The Eagle Creek Gulch occurrence is iocated just below the Stone Lode (MD074), in Section 17, T. 27 S., R. 21 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. Location is known to within 2,500 feet (762m).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Thorium Secondary
Uranium Secondary
Tungsten Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = radioactive minerals

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore
Magnetite Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 121
USGS model code 39c
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Shoreline placer Ti

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -154.88294, 63.14948

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The Eagle Creek Gulch placer occurrence is a poorly understood concentration of placer gold at the head of Eagle Creek, below the Stone gold skarn deposit (MD074). May be, in part, a residual placer deposit. Age of mineralization is unknown.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name McGrath

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = Production tests were completed in the 1920s and 1930s; unkown production.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some placer mining has taken place in the 1920s and 1930s but no production records were found.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D002706
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MD075

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    White, M.G., and Stevens, J.M., 1953, Reconnaissance for radioactive minerals in the Ruby-Poorman and Nixon Fork districts, west-central Alaska, in 1949: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 279, 19 pages.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Medfra quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-365, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1974, Placer Deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1374, 213 pages.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = White and Stevens, 1953

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model no. 39c)
Deposit Other Comments = the Eagle Creek Gulch prospect is on lands conveyed to Doyon Ltd. For additional information, contact Doyon Ltd. at 210 1st Ave., Fairbanks,?Alaska, 99701.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-JUN-98 Bundtzen, T.K. Pacific Rim Geological Consulting