Chistochina River, Middle Fork

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum, Chromium, Copper, Lead, Silver, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10038106
MRDS ID M045387
Record type Site
Current site name Chistochina River, Middle Fork
Alternate or previous names Bedrock Creek, Kraemer Creek, Lake Creek, Lime Creek, Limestone Creek, Alaska Middlefork Mining Co., Cleveland, Jasper, Limestone, Middlefork Mining Co.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -144.63601, 63.13301 (WGS84)
Relative position 30 MI. EAST OF PAXON
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Platinum Secondary
Chromium Tertiary
Copper Tertiary
Lead Tertiary
Silver Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chromite Ore
Copper Ore
Galena Ore
Garnet Ore
Magnetite Ore
Olivine Ore
Silver Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -144.63601, 63.13301

Ore body information

  • General form GRAVEL BENCHES
    Thickness 21.34M

Comments on the geologic information


Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Production years 1908, 1910, 1922, 1927, 1932 1935 TO 1938, LATE 1940'S

Mining district

District name Chistochina District

Land status

Ownership category State

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M045387

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    MOFFIT, 1909, P. 157 (B379)

  • Deposit

    MOFFIT, 1911, P. 126 (B480)

  • Deposit

    MOFFIT, 1912A, P. 78 (B498)

  • Deposit

    CHAPIN, 1919B, P. 137 (B692)

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    5) BROOKS AND CAPPS, 1924, P. 28 (B755)

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    6) SMITH, P. S., 1930A, P. 22 (B810)

  • Deposit

    7) SMITH, P. S., 1934A, P. 26-27 (B857-A)

  • Deposit

    8) SMITH, P. S., 1934B, P. 30 (B864-A)

  • Deposit

    9) MOFFIT, 1937, P. 105-106 (B880-B)

  • Deposit

    10) SMITH, P. S., 1938, P. 41 (B897-A)

  • Deposit

    11) SMITH, P. S., 1939A, P. 39 (B910-A)

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    12) MOFFIT, 1944, P. 29, 34-40 (B943-B)

  • Deposit

    13) MOFFIT, 1954A, P. 191, 194 (B989-D)

  • Deposit

    14) ROSE, 1967A, P. 26 (GR 28)

Reporter information

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