Utopia Creek-Indian River Area

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10100953
MRDS ID A010759
Record type Site
Current site name Utopia Creek-Indian River Area

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -153.69491, 65.99401 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • A PRODUCTIVE PLACER AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 50 SQ MI. ALONG UTOPIA CREEK, INDIAN RIVER AND ENVIRONS. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :49?; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = MELOZITNA 1:250000; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = HUGHES (1956) 1:250000

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -153.69491, 65.99401

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: METAMORPHOSED ANDESITE

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 1911
Year of last production 1961

Mining district

District name Hughes District

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION FROM REGION WAS APPROXIMATELY 20,000 TOZ AU AND PERHAPS 1000 TOZ AG

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010759

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 1374, P. 145

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 75-624, P. 10, 13

Reporter information

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