Bird Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10100570
MRDS ID A011576
Record type Site
Current site name Bird Creek Placer
Alternate or previous names St. Louis Channel Deposit
Related records 10185428

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.90501, 62.57037 (WGS84)
Relative position TRIBUTARY TO PETERS CREEK
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • BIRD CREEK HIGH CHANNEL DEPOSIT, (ST. LOUIS CHANNEL), SITE OF 1976 MINING; SEE: USBM OFR 24-78, 4-117 AND FIG. 4.2-B(3). 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
Copper Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • DRILL CORE DATA WITH PAY VALUES AVAILABLE IN USBM OFR 24-78, P. 4-119

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Magnetite Gangue
Copper Unknown
Scheelite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.90501, 62.57037

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.COM: GOLD-SCHEELITE VEIN OCCURS IN HEADWATER BASIN ; MAJOR.UNITS: MESOZOIC SLATE INTRUDED BY SODA RHYOLITE PORPHYRY

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Yentna/Cache Creek

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS IN 1976 CONSISTED OF 3 SHALLOW PITS, APPROXIMATELY 500 FTBY 250 FT, 400 FT BY 300 FT AND 400 FT BY 200 FT; SEE USBM OFR 24-78, P. 4-119

Comments on development

  • SMALL SCALE HYDRAULIC AND SLUICE-TYPE OPERATIONS SINCE EARLY 1900'S; ST. LOUIS CHANNEL DRILLED IN 1942 BY CALUMET AND HECLA COPPER MININGCO. ; MINED IN 1976 BY EARL RAY

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011576

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 534, P. 65

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 692, P. 260-261

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 864-A, P. 31

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 311, P. 30, 32-33, 45

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 68, LOC. 24

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 24-78, P. 4-112, 4-117, 4-121

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-870-D, LOC. 83

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-870D-83

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ST. LOUIS CHANNEL: BASAL UNIT OF YELLOWISH GRAVEL OVERLAIN BY 50 TO 75 FT OF GLACIAL MUD CONTAINING ANGULAR BOULDERS; CURIFEROUS THROUGHOUT BY ESPECIALLY IN BASAL GRAVEL
Deposit SEE ALSO: PETERS CREEK; OTHER GLACIO FLUVIAL DEPOSITS IN THE DISTRICT ARE AT WINDY CREEK AND NUGGET CREEK, BOTH TRIBUTARIES TO CACHE CREEK ; 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-FEB-85 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 30-MAY-95 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PARSED DATA INTO WORKINGS AND ORE BODY MULTIVALUED FIELDS