Clara Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum, Iridium, Osmium, Palladium, Ruthenium, Rhodium, Chromium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10038096
MRDS ID M045374
Record type Site
Current site name Clara Creek
Alternate or previous names Clara Creek Mining Co., Garthe, Haroldson and Wicklund, Olson & Associates, Sampson and Garthe, Thorson, Thorson and Olson

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.71101, 58.95758 (WGS84)
Relative position 6 MILES SOUTH OF PLATINUM
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Platinum Secondary
Iridium Tertiary
Osmium Tertiary
Palladium Tertiary
Ruthenium Tertiary
Rhodium Tertiary
Chromium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore

Analytical data

Result PT= 82.25%, IR= 5.37%, OS= .54%, RU= .28%, RH= 1.45%, PD= .14%, MERTIE 1969, = % OF PT METALS SHOWING DROSS

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.71101, 58.95758

Ore body information

  • Thickness 3.05M
    Length 2413.95M

Comments on the geologic information

  • HR.AGE.MV: DUNITE, SERPENTINE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Production years 1936-1940

Comments on the production information

  • ONE PT NUGGET TO TWO OZS RECOVERED

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Unknown
    Overall length 2413.95M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M045374

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SMITH, P. S., 1930, P. 37-38, 60 (B810)

  • Deposit

    SMITH, P. S., 1932, P. 66 (B824)

  • Deposit

    SMITH, P. S., 1933A, P. 68 (B836)

  • Deposit

    SMITH, P. S., 1933B, P. 66 (B844-A)

  • Deposit

    5) SMITH, P. S., 1934A, P. 62 (B857-A)

  • Deposit

    6) SMITH, P. S., 1934B, P. 67 (B864-A)

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    7) SMITH, P. S., 1936, P. 70 (B868-A)

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    8) SMITH, P. S., 1937, P. 73 (B880-A)

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    9) SMITH, P. S., 1938, P. 83 (B897-A)

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    10) MERTIE, 1939, P. 128-131 (B910-B)

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    11) SMITH, P. S., 1939B, P. 82-83 (B917-A)

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    12) MERTIE, 1940, P. 57-59, 67-70 (B918)

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    13) SMITH, P. S., 1941, P. 76-77 (B926-A)

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    14) SMITH, P. S., 1942B, P. 73-74 (B933-A)

  • Deposit

    15) MERTIE, 1969, P. 77, 85-86 (P630)

  • Deposit

    16) COBB, 1972 P. 29 (OF 508)

  • Deposit

    17) COBB, 1972 (MF 362)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAR-1975 Blair, Will N. U.S. Geological Survey