Woodchopper Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10038453
MRDS ID M045828
Record type Site
Current site name Woodchopper Creek
Alternate or previous names Alluvial Gold Inc., Alluvial Placers Inc., Ana May, Aztec, Bennett, Bodacious, Charles, Comet, Cordova, Florence, Gladys, Gold Metal, Gold Star, Herbert, Holstrom, Hunky Dory, Joe, Kelle, Mary Flow, Seward Assn, Sioux, Snowbird, State, Sunshine, Valdez

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -143.40286, 65.29976 (WGS84)
Relative position ON YUKON RIVER 70 MI WEST CAN. BORDER
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Platinum Tertiary

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Conglomerate
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene

Nearby scientific data

(1) -143.40286, 65.29976

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Circle District

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTIVE 1902-1940 INTERMITTENTLY

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M045828

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BROOKS, 1903A, P. 48 (B213)

  • Deposit

    BROOKS, 1904, P. 57-58 (B225)

  • Deposit

    BROOKS, 1905, P. 29 (B259)

  • Deposit

    PURINGTON, 1905B, P. 208 (B263)

  • Deposit

    5) PRINDLE, 1906A, P. 126 (B284)

  • Deposit

    6) PRINDLE, 1906B, P. 23 (B295)

  • Deposit

    7) BROOKS, 1907C, P. 188 (B314)

  • Deposit

    8) BROOKS, 1908B, P. 50 (B345)

  • Deposit

    9) BROOKS, 1909A, P. 54 (B379)

  • Deposit

    10) ELLSWORTH, 1910, P. 239 (B442)

  • Deposit

    11) ELLSWORTH AND PARKER, 1911, P. 172 (B480)

  • Deposit

    12) PRINDLE AND MERTIE, 1912, P. 201, 209-210 (B520)

  • Deposit

    13) PRINDLE, 1913, P. 74-75 (B538)

  • Deposit

    14) ELLSWORTH AND DAVENPORT, 1913, P. 213 (B542)

  • Deposit

    15) CHAPIN, 1914B, P. 360 (B592)

  • Deposit

    16) BROOKS, 1915, P. 61-62 (B622)

  • Deposit

    17) BROOKS, 1916A, P. 63 (B622)

  • Deposit

    18) MERTIE, 1930B, P. 165 (B816)

  • Deposit

    19) SMITH, P. S., 1933A, P. 37 (B836)

  • Deposit

    20) SMITH, P. S., 1934B, P. 42 (B864-A)

  • Deposit

    21) SMITH, P. S., 1936, P. 44 (B868-A)

  • Deposit

    22) SMITH, P. S., 1938, P. 49 (B897-A)

  • Deposit

    23) MERTIE, 1938A, P. 254-256 (B897-C)

  • Deposit

    24) SMITH, P. S., 1939A, P. 49, 76-77 (B910-A)

  • Deposit

    25) SMITH, P. S., 1939B, P. 47, 74 (B917-A)

  • Deposit

    26) SMITH, P. S., 1941, P. 43, 70 (B926-A)

  • Deposit

    27) OVERSTREET, 1967, P. 109 (P530)

  • Deposit

    28) MERTIE, 1969, P. 90 (P630)

  • Deposit

    29) COBB, 1972, P. 66 (OF508)

Reporter information

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