Dry Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10100994
MRDS ID A012947
Record type Site
Current site name Dry Creek Placer
Related records 10233246

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.34771, 64.52067 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • APPROX. MIDPOINT OF 1 KM SECTION OF PLACER MINE TAILINGS ALONG CREEK; PLACER AU PRESENT IN LOWER COURSE FROM ABOUT 1 MILE ABOVE MOUTH TO 1/8 MILE BOVE NEWTON G. 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Scheelite Unknown

Analytical data

Result AVG. GRADE: $5/CY, PRICE OF AU = $20.67/FINE OZ, USGS BULLETIN 533, P. 90

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.34771, 64.52067

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: CHLORITIC SCHIST AND LIMESTONE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1898
Year of first production 1900

Comments on the production information

  • 1900: $25,000 IN AU PRODUCED

Comments on development

  • MINING REPORTED: 1900, 1905-06, 1907, 1915-16, 1918; DREDGING: 1920-21, 1925-29, 1933-38; MOST OF EARLIER MINING WAS BY DRIFTING

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012947

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    BROOKS AND OTHERS, USGS SPEC. PUB., P. 69, 81-83.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 168-169.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 533, P. 90.

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-796-B, P. 26, LOC. 343.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-127

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PAYSTREAK ABOUT 1 MILE FROM COASTLINE: 150 FT WIDE, 3-5 FT THICK, ON CLAY BED; SECTION 1/8 MILE ABOVE MOUTH OF NEWTON GULCH: (TOP TO BOTTOM) 3 FT OF MOSS AND MUCK, 3 FT OF SANDY CLAY, 8 FT OF MICA-SCHIST AND LIMESTONE GRAVELS ON CLAY BED; PROSPECT HOLES IN VICINITY SHOW GRAVELS TO BE MUCH DEEPER.
Deposit SOME DATA MAY APPLY TO UPPER DRY CR. AS WELL. ; 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