Chatham Creek Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10101027
MRDS ID A015504
Record type Site
Current site name Chatham Creek Placer
Related records 10209388

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.41963, 65.07051 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position APPROXIMATELY 25 MILES BY ROAD NE OF FAIRBANKS, Within 1,500, Within 1,500
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-413, LOC. 88. PLACER GROUND FROM HEAD TO MOUTH OF CHATHAM CREEK. COORDINATES GIVEN FOR APPROXIMATE CENTER OF PLACER GROUND. 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
Antimony Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary
Tin Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore
Stibnite Unknown

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.41963, 65.07051

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK MAINLY SCHIST; GRANITIC ROCKS NEAR HEAD. ; REG.COM: SOURCE OF GOLD IS LODE DEPOSITS ALONG BOTH SIDES AND AT HEAD OF CREEK.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1902

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on development

  • PLACER MINING 1903-24; OPEN CUTS UNTIL ABOUT 1927 AND DREDGING THEREAFTER. CREEK DREDGED FOR ABOUT 1,000 FT. UPSTREAM FROM MOUTH.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015504

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-413, LOC. 88

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 442, P. 226.

  • Deposit

    ALASKA DEPT. OF MINES PAMPHLET NO. 1, P. 10-11, 32, 37.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 225, P. 70

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD IN STREAM PLACERS FROM HEAD TO MOUTH OF CREEK. STIBNITE HAS BEEN FOUND IN VEINS IN SCHIST AND WAS COMMON ON PILES OF DREDGE TAILINGS. ALLUVIUM 4-20 FT. THICK; COMPOSED MOSTLY OF MUCK; DEPTH TO BEDROCK AT MOUTH IS ONLY ABOUT 6 FT.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT 200-300 FT. PER MILE. ; 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.
Deposit Discovery Year: AUG. 1902

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-87 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey