American Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10097574
MRDS ID A015563
Record type Site
Current site name American Creek Placer
Related records 10184816

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -153.6683, 64.14174 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-405, LOC. 37. TRIBUTARY OF TELSITNA R. PLACER GOLD PRESENT IN MIDDLE OF COURSE. COORDINATES GIVEN FOR CONFLUENCE OF TWO HEADWATER FORKS. 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) -153.6683, 64.14174

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS LOW-GRADE SCHIST AND QUARTZITE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Comments on development

  • PROSPECT WORKINGS BEFORE 1915; EXTENT OF MINING AND AMOUNT OF GOLD APPARENTLY SMALL. NO EVIDENCE OF WORKINGS SEEN IN 1975.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015563

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-405 (A-2), LOC. 37

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 667, P. 51.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 77-168 D, P. 84, LOC. 1.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 81-170, P. 6

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PLACER GOLD KNOWN TO BE PRESENT AT ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF CREEK COURSE.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET PER MILE. ; 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-JUL-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey