Solomon Creek Placer

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Uranium, REE, Aluminum, Chromium, Iron, Magnesite, Titanium, Metal

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10101031
MRDS ID A015560
Record type Site
Current site name Solomon Creek Placer
Related records 10209134

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -155.60861, 64.07392 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-405, LOC. 33. PLACER GROUND IN MIDDLE AND HEADWATER SECTION OF CREEK. COORDINATES GIVEN FOR INFERED 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
Silver Secondary
Uranium Tertiary
REE Tertiary
Aluminum Tertiary
Chromium Tertiary
Iron Tertiary
Magnesite Tertiary
Titanium, Metal Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Analytical data

Result FINENESS 830 PARTS AU AND 165 PARTS AG.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel

Nearby scientific data

(1) -155.60861, 64.07392

Comments on the geologic information

  • HEADWATER PART OF VALLEY NARROW AND STEEP; DOWNSTREAM THE VALLEY BECOMES WIDE AND OPEN AND MERGES WITH VALLEY FLOOR OF POORMAN CREEK. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS PHYLLITE, SLATY PHYLLITE, AND SLATE. ; REG.COM: LODE SOURCE OF GOLD UNDOUBTEDLY IN DRAINAGE BASIN, BUT NEITHER IT NOR THE SOURCE OF THE RADIOACTIVE MINERAL HAS BEEN FOUND.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1913

Mining district

District name Ruby

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the workings information

  • SHAFTS SUNK 30 TO 60 PLUS FEET TO BEDROCK FOR DRIFT MINING. ALLUVIUM SOLIDLY FROZEN AND MAY BE WORKED IN SUMMER OR WINTER.

Comments on development

  • GOLD DISCOVERED IN 1913-14 IN UPPER VALLEY; DRIFT MINING REPORTED IN SEVERAL YEARS IN THE 1920'S AND 1930'S.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015560

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-405 (A-6), LOC. 33.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 864-C, P. 164-165.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 77-168 D, P. 88, LOC. 43

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 81-170, P. 67-68.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit IN UPPER VALLEY GOLD EVENLY DISTRIBUTED THROUGH 4-5 FT. OF ANGULAR WASH BOUND BY CLAY AND OVERLAIN BY 22 FT. OF MUCK; LITTLE OR NO GOLD ON BEDROCK; PAY STREAK ABOUT 40 FT. WIDE. FURTHER DOWNSTREAM GOLD FOUND IN A STRATUM ABOUT 1 FOOT THICK IMMEDIATELY ABOVE BEDROCK. PAY STREAK 15-80 FT. WIDE; CONSISTED OF SEVERAL HIGH-GRADE NARROW STREAKS DISTRIBUTED OVER A WIDTH OF 80 FEET.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT IN AREA MINED APPROXIMATELY 100-125 FEET 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: 1913-14

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey