Chitsia Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10097502
MRDS ID A011265
Record type Site
Current site name Chitsia Creek Placer
Related records 10160136

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.36292, 63.93153 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
011S 014W 30 Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • INACTIVE PLACER MINE SYMBOL, PLATE 2 IN ADGGS OFR 98 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.36292, 63.93153

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1903

Mining district

District name Kantishna

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Comments on the production information

  • TOTAL PRODUCTION PROBABLY LESS THAN 1000 OZ AU

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011265

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1108-A, P. A26

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1374, P. 154

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 98, P. 8, PLATE 2

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-1688, P. 37

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 47 LOC. 61

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.
Deposit ORIGINAL DISCOVERY SITE OF PLACER GOLD IN THE KANTISHNA DISTRICT; FOUND BY 1903 WICKERSHAM EXPEDITION DURING UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO CLIMB MT. MCKINLEY; SITE IS MAINLY OF HISTORICAL INTEREST ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1984 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey