Camp Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10038119
MRDS ID M045402
Record type Site
Current site name Camp Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.77472, 62.4176 (WGS84)
Relative position The U.S. Bureau of Mines (1998) locates the mine in the northwest quarter of Section 19, T. 27 N., R. 12 W., of the Seward Meridian about five miles north of the summit of Fairview Mtn. on a creek shown as Camp Creek.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = PGE

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) -150.77472, 62.4176

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer gold occurs in Pleistocene (?) sediments (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1998) . No geologic description is published for this property.? Cobb and Reed (1980) indicate that most of the mining in the basin was on Mills (TL059), Pass (TL024), and Twin (TL026) Creeks five to six miles to the southeast. Some production may have been from Camp Creek itself, but if so, the location cannot be pinpointed. Platinum is reported in the basin (Capps, 1913).
  • Age = Pleistocene.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Mining district

District name Yentna

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The drainage has been prospected and mined by various small scale surface methods.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M045402
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TL025

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Capps, S.R., 1913, The Yentna district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 534, 75 p.

  • Deposit

    Martin, G.C., 1919, Alaska Mining Industry in 1917: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 692, p. 11-42

  • Deposit

    Clark, A.L., and Hawley, C.C., 1968, Reconnaissance geology, mineral occurrences, and geochemical anomalies of the Yentna district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 68-35, 64 p.

  • Deposit

    C.C. Hawley and Associates, Inc., 1978, Mineral appraisal of lands adjacent to Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 24-78, 275 p., 7 plates.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Reed, B.L., 1980, Summaries of data and lists of reference to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Talkeetna quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-884, 106 p.

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1998, Minerals Availability System/Minerals Industry Location System (MAS/MILS), Talkeetna Quadrangle: Worldwide Web URL http://imcg.wr.usgs.gov/data.html.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cobb and Reed, 1980

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Deposit Other Comments = Cobb and Reed (1980) indicate that most of the mining in the basin was on Mills (TL059), Pass (TL024), and Twin (TL026) Creeks five to six miles to the southeast. Some production may have been from Camp Creek itself, but (if so) the location cannot be pinpointed. Platinum is reported in the basin (Capps, 1913).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-AUG-1998 Madelyn A. Millholland Millholland & Associates