Boob Creek Placer Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Platinum, Tin, Mercury

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10101004
MRDS ID A015001
Record type Site
Current site name Boob Creek Placer Mine
Related records 10185606

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.00299, 63.33 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position Within 0.25 Mi Radius
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-367, LOC. 2 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
Platinum Secondary
Tin Tertiary
Mercury Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • PT CONSTITUTED ABOUT 1% OF PRECIOUS METAL CONTENT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Platinum Ore
Garnet Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Cassiterite Unknown
Cinnabar Unknown

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.00299, 63.33

Comments on the geologic information

  • OBSIDIAN FOUND IN PLACER CONCENTRATES; CINNABAR IN SMALL PEBBLES UP TO 0.5 IN IN DIAMETER; BOTRYOIDAL CASSITERITE ; MAJOR.UNITS: MESOZOIC AND PALEOZOIC LIMESTONE, CHERT, VOLCANIC AND CLASTIC ROCKS INTRUDED BY TERTIARY MAFIC TO MONZONITIC PLUTONS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1915
Year of first production 1915
Year of last production 1919

Mining district

District name Innoko

Comments on the workings information

  • DRIFT MINE

Comments on development

  • 5 MINING OPERATIONS ACTIVE IN 1917; RECORDS OF PRODUCTION SINCE 1917 ARE UNAVAILABLE, BUT SMALL OPERATIONS ARE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN GENERAL AREA BETWEEN WW II AND 1965; 1984 REPORT OF "CURRENTLY ACTIVE PROSPECTING".

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015001

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 692, P. 349-350

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 1374, P. 149, 152

  • Deposit

    USGS PP 630, P. 89-90

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 84-22, P. 8

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-367-02

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Discovery Year: 1915-16
Deposit GRAVEL 2-4 FT THICK UNDERNEATH 25-30 FT OF OVERBURDEN; MINED BY UNDERGROUND METHODS; CASSITERITE AND CINNABAR IN CONCENTRATES
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.
Deposit ONLY CREEK IN DISTRICT THAT PRODUCED PLATINUM; STREAM GRADIENT LESS THAN 50 FT/MI ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAR-87 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey