Last Chance Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10097529
MRDS ID A012887
Record type Site
Current site name Last Chance Creek Placer
Alternate or previous names Hazel Gulch
Related records 10135782

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.52718, 64.72317 (WGS84)
Relative position TRIB. OF N. FORK, SNAKE RIVER.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS OFR 506, MAP OF NOME (C-2) QUAD.; PLACER SYMBOL AT MIDPOINT OF 1 MILE STRETCH OF PLACER TAILINGS ALONG LAST CHANCE CR. 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
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Hematite Gangue
Magnetite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Scheelite Unknown

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.52718, 64.72317

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: GRAPHITIC, CALCAREOUS, AND CHLORITE-MICA SCHISTS INTERBEDDED WITH LIMESTONE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1900

Comments on development

  • SMALL-SCALE MINING: 1900, 1903, 1914, 1916, AND 1924; 19 PLACER CLAIMS ENTRY YEAR: 1929; LAST YEAR ACTIVE: 1961.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012887

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 197.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 533, P. 87

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 455.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 722, P. 253.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 17, P. 6.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 506, P. 6.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 31, LOC. 399.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-89

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit INCLUDES REFERENCES TO HAZEL G., TRIB. OF LAST CHANCE CR. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey