Albert Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10038121
MRDS ID M045405
Record type Site
Current site name Albert Creek
Alternate or previous names Crooked Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.31266, 62.0396 (WGS84)
Relative position Extends from 62.00 to 62.07 N and 147.21 to 147.33 W; 8 mi (12.8 km) SW of Nelchina.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Platinum Secondary

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) -147.31266, 62.0396

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer deposits
  • Age = Quaternary

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nelchina

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = One or more claims on Albert Creek produced 150 oz gold during 1914 (Chapin, 1918).

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Several placer claims on Albert Creek (a tributary of Crooked Creek) and on Crooked Creek. Gold discovered on Albert Creek in 1912, leading to a small stampede; no other valuable deposits were found, but activity on Albert Creek continued to at least 1961 (Cobb, 1973, B 1374).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M045405
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TK078

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Martin G.C., and Mertie, J.B., 1914, Mineral resources of the upper Matanuska and Nelchina valleys, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-H, p. 273-299, map.

  • Deposit

    Chapin, Theodore, 1915, Auriferous gravels of the Nelchina-Susitna region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 622, p. 118-130.

  • Deposit

    Capps, S.R., 1924, Geology and mineral resources of the region traversed by the Alaska Railroad: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 755-C, p. 73-150.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-370, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1973, Placer deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1374, 213 p.

  • Deposit

    Csejtey, Bela, Jr., and Miller, R.J., 1978, Map and table describing metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-558-B, 20 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Singer, D.A., Csejtey, Bela, Jr., and Miller, R.J., 1978, Map and discussion of the metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral resources of the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 78-588-Q, 33 p., 1 plate, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Csejtey, Bela, Jr., 1980, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Talkeetna Mountains quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-716, 63 p.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

  • Deposit

    Chapin, Theodore, 1918, The Nelchina-Susitna region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 668, 67 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Chapin, 1918

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-AUG-1996 Riehle, J. U.S. Geological Survey