Pearl Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10094008
MRDS ID A011879
Record type Site
Current site name Pearl Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.80346, 67.09954 (WGS84)
Relative position Located in the Ambler Lowlands northeast of Bornite at 600 ft (200 m) elevation in T. 20 N., R. 9 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 32 in Mayfield and Grybeck and accurate to within 1 mi. (1.6 km).???
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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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -156.80346, 67.09954

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 production information

  • Production Notes = Minor production in 1933 (Smith, 1934)

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface placer.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011879
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR020

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Mayfield, C.F. and Grybeck, D., 1978, Mineral occurrences and resource map of the Ambler river quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-120I, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1934, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1933: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 864-A, p. 1-94.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Mayfield and Grybeck, 1978

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer
Deposit Other Comments = Low-grade placer gold deposit: insignificant production (Smith, 1934).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 K.R. Leonard U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 R.L. Elliott U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 26-OCT-1992 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey