Buster Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10100990
MRDS ID A012923
Record type Site
Current site name Buster Creek Placer
Related records 10160197

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.22883, 64.60429 (WGS84)
Relative position TRIB. OF NOME RIVER.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • MOUTH OF DAVIS GULCH; RICHEST SECTION WAS BETWEEN DAVIS GULCH AND GOODLUCK GULCH, ABOUT 1.5 MILES UPSTREAM OF LOCATION; SEE USGS BULLETIN 533, PL. III. 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

Analytical data

Result AU WORTH $18.60/OZ., EQUIVALENT TO FINENESS OF 899.85, USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 172.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Marble
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.22883, 64.60429

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: CHLORITIC AND GRAPHITIC MICA SCHIST AND INTERBEDDED MARBLE.

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 1899

Comments on development

  • MINING REPORTED: 1899-1901, 1903, 1906, 1907, 1914, 1916, 1918; HYDRAULIC MINING 2 MILES FROM MOUTH IN 1903 PROCESSED 100 CY/DAY; SMALL DREDGE OPERATION: 1953-54.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012923

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BROOKS AND OTHERS, 1901, USGS SPECIAL PUB., P. 78.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 314, P. 140-141.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 172.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 345, P. 216.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 533, P. 96.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 622, P. 369-370.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 455.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 712, P. 189.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 75-2.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 27, LOC. 365.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-116

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 2-3 FT OF CREEK GRAVEL ON SCHIST BEDROCK; AU IN TOP 1-2 FT OF BEDROCK; PAY 2 MILES ABOVE MOUTH WAS 100 FT WIDE, 3.5 FT THICK.
Deposit AVERAGE GRADIENT: 100 FT/MI. ; 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-MAY-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey