Quartz Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10097579
MRDS ID A015718
Record type Site
Current site name Quartz Creek Placer

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.32277, 65.49107 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-389, LOC. 32. PLACER GROUND IN HEADWATER SECTION OF THE SOUTH FORK OF QUARTZ CREEK. COORDINATES GIVEN FOR APPROXIMATE CENTER OF PLACER. 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
Platinum Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Platinum Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -161.32277, 65.49107

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: CREEK HEADS IN SYENITE OF GRANITE MOUNTAIN.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Fairhaven

Comments on development

  • PLACER GOLD MINING AND THE RECOVERY OF A LITTLE PLATINUM IN MOST YEARS WAS REPORTED FORM 1927 TO 1940.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015718

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-389 (B-5), LOC. 32.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 857-A, P. 44, 63.

  • Deposit

    USGS CIRCULAR 250, P. 15-18.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 76-866, P. 47-48.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD IN STREAM PLACER, PLACER GROUND APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE LONG.
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-SEP-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey