Dome Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10101026
MRDS ID A015499
Record type Site
Current site name Dome Creek Placer
Related records 10209386

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.61546, 65.033 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-413, LOC. 84, 85. TAILINGS MARKED ALONG DOME CR. ON LIVENGOOD (A-2), COORDINATES GIVEN FOR DOME CAMP 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
Tin Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.61546, 65.033

Comments on the geologic information

  • BEDROCK SURFACE UNEVEN. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS SCHIST. ; REG.COM: THE GOLD IN THE UPPER VALLEY APPARENTLY WAS DERIVED FROM LODE SOURCES NEAR THE PEDRO DOME PLUTON; GOLD NEAR MOUTH MAY BE RELATED TO PLACER DEPOSITS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE CHATANIKA RIVER.

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 1905

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on development

  • DRIFT MINING FROM 1905 TO 1941; DREDGING FROM 1955 TO 1959. ESSENTIALLY INACTIVE SINCE 1960.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015499

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-413 (A-2), LOC. 84, 85

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 525, P. 100-101

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 337, P. 43

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD CONCENTRATED IN UPPER 2 MILES OF COURSE AND WITHIN 2 MILES OF MOUTH; IN THE INTERVENING 2-3 MILES GOLD CONTENT IS VERY LOW OR ABSENT. GROUND IS 30-200 FT. DEEP; PAY STREAK WAS 130-165 FT. WIDE AND ABOUT 5 FT. THICK.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 75 FT. PER MILE. LOCATION DESCRIPTION FOR ENTIRE LENGTH OF CREEK. ; 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-JUL-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey