Bismark Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10094007
MRDS ID A011865
Record type Site
Current site name Bismark Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.29346, 67.00564 (WGS84)
Relative position Location at the confluence of Bismark Creek and the Shungnak River in T. 19 N., R. 7 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 17 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978). Accurate to 1000 ft. (300 m).??
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

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) -157.29346, 67.00564

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Gold on false bedrock in creek gravels up to 20 ft. (6.5 m) deep overlying Pleistocene glacial till. Bismark Creek cuts across bench deposit (Reed, 1931, p. 14-15).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Shungnak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Discrete zones contain 0.04-0.19 oz./cubic yard (1.2-5.9 g/cubic m) gold.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011865
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR008

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Fritts, C.E., 1970, Geology and geochemistry of the Cosmos Hills, Ambler River and Shungnak River Quadrangles, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Geological Report 39, 63 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Reed, I.M., 1931, Report on the placer deposits of the upper Kobuk goldfields: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 37-1, 57 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Reed, 1931

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 06-MAY-1997 K.R. Leonard U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 06-MAY-1997 R.L. Elliott U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 06-MAY-1997 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 06-MAY-1997 S.W. Nelson U.S. Geological Survey