Wildcat Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10097567
MRDS ID A015498
Record type Site
Current site name Wildcat Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.7199, 65.01578 (WGS84)
Relative position Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 82; SW1/4NE1/4 sec. 10, T. 2 N., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The coordinates given are for the center of placer deposits in the lower one-half mile of Wildcat Creek. Accuracy is within 1,000 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

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) -147.7199, 65.01578

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Low-grade gold-bearing gravels were mined for about half a mile above the mouth of Wildcat Creek (Prindle and Katz, 1913, p. 101).

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 Fairbanks

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = No record on amount of production.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Mining was reported in 1912, 1913 and 1915 (Ellsworth and Davenport, 1913; Brooks, 1914; Chapin, 1914; Brooks, 1916; B 642).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015498
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG040

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Ellsworth, C.E., and Davenport, R.W., 1913, Placer mining in the Yukon-Tanana region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 542, 303 p.

  • Deposit

    Prindle, L.M., and Katz, F.J., 1913, Detailed description of the Fairbanks district, in Prindle, L. M., A geologic reconnaissance of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 525, p. 59-152.

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1914, Mineral resources of Alaska in 1913: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592, p. 340-341.

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1916, Antimony deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 649, 67 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-633, 72 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-819, 241 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-413, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Chapin, Theodore, 1914, Lode mining near Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-J, p. 321-355.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Prindle and Katz, 1913

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-MAY-1999 C.J. Freeman Avalon Development Corporation
Reporter 04-MAY-1999 J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation