Chicken Creek Area

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10100952
MRDS ID A010755
Record type Site
Current site name Chicken Creek Area
Alternate or previous names Lost Chicken Creek, Franklin Gulch, Mosquito Fork

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -141.9249, 64.07753 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • A PRODUCTIVE PLACER AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 60 SQ MI. INCLUDING FRANKLIN GULCH, CHICKEN CREEK, AND THE MOSQUITO FORK OF THE FORTYMILE RIVER 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
Silver Secondary
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore

Analytical data

Result FINENESS OF GOLD IN AREA OF 0.82 AU, 0.17 AG

Nearby scientific data

(1) -141.9249, 64.07753

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: QUARTZ MICA SCHIST

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1897
Year of last production 1968

Mining district

District name Forty Mile

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCED ROUGHLY 100,000 TOZ AU

Comments on development

  • MINED VIA DREDGE AND BY DRIFT MINING

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010755

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B1374, P. 133

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-845, P. 29-26, 53-54

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD GENERALLY ON TERRACES AND ON FLANKS OF STREAM CHANNELS

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1984 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey