Crooked Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10097512
MRDS ID A012431
Record type Site
Current site name Crooked Creek
Alternate or previous names Clow and Strands
Related records 10234074

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -154.826, 63.11254 (WGS84)
Relative position The location of the Crooked Creek placer mine (deposit) is based on claim locations by Clow and Strands; it is at about 550 feet (168 m) elevation in Section 34, T. 27 S., R. 21 E., of the Kateel River Meridian.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = Placer gold

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 121
USGS model code 39c
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Shoreline placer Ti

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -154.826, 63.11254

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = There is little data available for the Crooked Creek placer gold deposit. The creek heads into monzonite at top of ridge which is the presumed lode source for placer gold. (Ted Almasy, personal communication, 1998). There is no information available concerning average grade, dimensions, or heavy mineral content.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name McGrath

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = No details are available. Production took place in 1950s (Ted Almasy, personal communication, 1998).

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface workings only.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012431
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MD077

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brown, J.S., 1926, The Nixon Fork country: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 783. p. 97-144.

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1986, Kardex claim overlays for the Medfra quadrangle, file 65-14, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Brown, 1926

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model no. 39c)
Deposit Other Comments = See Eagle Gulch (MD075) and Eagle Creek (MD076). The Crooked Creek mine is on land selected or conveyed to Doyon Ltd. For further information, contact Doyon Ltd. at 210 1st Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-JUN-98 Bundtzen, T.K. Pacific Rim Geological Consulting