Friday Creek Placers

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Lead, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10107510
MRDS ID A011270
Record type Site
Current site name Friday Creek Placers
Related records 10137169

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.9915, 63.53845 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
016S 018W 1,11,12 Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • PLACERED AREA EXTENDS ABOUT 2 MI UP STREAM FROM POINT GIVEN (AT MOUTH) 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 Primary
Lead Tertiary
Antimony Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • SOME NUGGETS HAVE ATTACHED QUARTZ; SOME AU EXHIBITS CRYSTAL FACES

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Stibnite Ore
Galena Gangue

Analytical data

Result GALENA SEVERAL IW IN DIAMETER ASSAYED: 184.76 OZ AG AND 0.20 OZ AU/TON, USGS BULL 314, P. 217

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.9915, 63.53845

Ore body information

  • Thickness 1.83M
    Width 30.48M

Comments on the geologic information

  • BOULDERS AND SLABS OF SCHIST ARE ABUNDANT; BEST RETURNS FROM HARD SCHIST BEDROCK; AU IN TOP 1.5 TO 2 FT OF BEDROCK AND IN LOWER 1.5 TO 2 FT OF GRAVEL ; MAJOR.UNITS: QUARTZITIC AND CARBONACEOUS SCHIST, CRYSTALLINE LIMESTONE, GREENSTONE, GRANITE PORPHYRY ; REG.COM: KANTISHNA HILLS LODE DEPOSITS

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Kantishna

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Comments on the production information

  • MINED IN 1975; TOTAL PRODUCTION PROBABLY LESS THAN 1000 OZ AU

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 27

Comments on development

  • GROUND SLUICING; IN 1975, J. FUKSA RECOVERED SEVERAL OUNCES OF COARSE GOLD BELOW AN AUTOMATIC DAM CONSTRUCTED 3/4 MI ABOVE THE MOUTH OF THE CREEK

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011270

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 314, P. 30, 217

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 687, P. 87-88

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 755, P. 141-142

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1374, P. 154

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 98, P. 8-9, 13-14

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-168B, P. 37

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 47 LOC. 50

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 27

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PAY GRAVELS 3 TO 6 FT THICK RESTRICTED BY VALLEY WALLS TO AS NARROW AS 12 FT; AVE. WIDTH: 15 TO 20 FT; PARTIALLY BURIED IN SPOTS BY FROZEN SLIDE MATERIAL; ALLUVIAL FAN REPORTED AURIFEROUS
Deposit STREAM GRADE: 400 FT/MI ; 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-NOV-1984 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey