Alfred Creek

Unknown in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10038454
MRDS ID M045829
Record type Site
Current site name Alfred Creek
Alternate or previous names Alaska Gold Mining. Co., Caribou Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.48237, 61.9496 (WGS84)
Relative position SEE LOCATION COMMENTS
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION GIVEN IS ARBITRARY POINT ON ALFRED CREEK (BETWEEN PASS CREEK AND BENCH CREEK, BOTH TRIBUTARIES OF ALFRED CREEK, BECAUSE EXACT LOCATION OF PLACERS UNKNOWN. ACCURATE WITHIN 2 MILES. LOCALITY 88 OF COBB (1972) AND LOCALITY 61 OF MACKEVETT AND HOLLOWAY (1977).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Platinum Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Platinum Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.48237, 61.9496

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Willow Creek

Comments on the production information

  • TOTAL PRODUCTION SAID TO BE ABOUT 70-75 FINE OUNCES OF GOLD.

Comments on the workings information

  • SMALL SCALE PLACERS WORKED SPORADICALLY FOR MANY YEARS. TOTAL PRODUCTION SAID TO BE ABOUT 70-75 FINE OUNCES OF GOLD. MINOR AMOUNTS OF PLATINUM ARE FOUND WITH GOLD.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M045829
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AN079
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011676

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BROOKS, A.H., 1913, MINERAL RESOURCES OF ALASKA, REPORT ON PROGRESS OF INVESTIGATIONS IN 1912: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 542, 308 P.

  • 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, 1918, THE NELCHINA-SUSITNA REGION, ALASKA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 668, 67 P.

  • Deposit

    BROOKS, A.H., AND CAPPS, S.R., 1924, THE ALASKAN MINING INDUSTRY IN 1922: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 755, P. 3-49.

  • Deposit

    BROOKS, A.H., 1925, ALASKA'S MINERAL RESOURCES AND PRODUCTION IN 1923: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 773-A, P. 1-52.

  • Deposit

    JASPER, M.W., 1965, GEOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF SELECTED AREAS IN SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA, 1964: ALASKA DIVISION OF MINES AND MINERALS GEOCHEMICAL REPORT 4, 31 P.

  • Deposit

    COBB, E.H., 1973, PLACER DEPOSITS OF ALASKA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1374, 213 P., 1 PLATE.

  • Deposit

    MACKEVETT, E.M., 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

    COBB, E.H., 1979, SUMMARY OF REFERENCES TO MINERAL OCCURRENCES (OTHER THAN MINERAL FUELS AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS IN ANCHORAGE QUADRANGLE, ALASKA: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN-FILE REPORT 79-1095, 184 P.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Anchorage quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-409, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit EXACT LOCATIONS OF PLACER MINES ARE UNKNOWN.
Deposit PLACER GOLD FOUND ALONG LENGTH OF STREAM. LOWER PART OF THE STREAM COURSE CUTS THROUGH CRETACEOUS SHALE, WHILE UPSTREAM IT CUTS THROUGH JURASSIC SANDSTONE AND SHALE. THE JURASSIC SANDSTONE AND SHALE IS CUT BY SMALL DIKES. RIDGE NORTH OF CREEK CAPPED BY TERTIARY VOLCANIC ROCKS THAT MAY BE UNDERLAIN BY CONGLOMERATE, WHICH COULD BE SOURCE OF PLACER GOLD IN THE CREEK (MARTIN AND MERTIE, 1914).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1985 Blair, Will N. U.S. Geological Survey ADRF AND MRDS MERGED RECORD
Updater 01-JUL-1998 Bickerstaff, Damon P. (Huss, S. W.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 21-JAN-2000 Mason, George U.S. Geological Survey