Moose Creek Placers

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10107512
MRDS ID A011274
Record type Site
Current site name Moose Creek Placers
Related records 10258786

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.97928, 63.53512 (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 11,13,14 Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • PLACER MINING REPORTED EXTENDS FROM SLIGHTLY ABOVE EUREKA CR. TO 1 1/2 MI BELOW FRIDAY CR.; ALSO: SMALL SCALE MINING REPORTED ON MOOSE CR. CT 63 35 30 N LAT, 151 03 00 W LONG 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Analytical data

Result PAY STREAK 400 TO 600 FT WIDE REPORTED TO BE OF A VALVE EQUAL TO 0.024 OZ FINE AU/SQ, FT, (GOLD CT 20.67 PER FINE OZ), DAVIS, 1923, P. 116

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.97928, 63.53512

Ore body information

  • Thickness 3.05M
    Width 243.84M

Comments on the geologic information

  • GOLD IS CONCENTRATED ON FALSE BEDROCK OF BLUE CLAY, SAND AND SEMI CONSOLIDATED GRAVELS; DEPTH TO TRUE BEDROCK UNKNOWN; PLACERS LIE BELOW TERRACES OF LAST GLACIATION IN THE AREA ; REG.COM: KANTISHNA 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

  • PROBABLY PRODUCED LESS THAN 1,000 FINE OZ AU; MINED INTERMITTENTLY SINCE 1906; MAY HAVE RECENT ACTIVITY BASED ON REPORTS THAT KANTISHNA DISTRICT IN 1983 HAD BEST YEAR FOR PLACER GOLD PRODUCTION SINCE 1905

Comments on development

  • UNSUCCESSFUL HYDRAULIC OPERATION IN 1920'S; SYSTEM PROCESSED 50,000 SQ FT OF GRAVEL AVERAGING 10 FT IN DEPTH IN 62, 8 HOUR SHIFTS IN 1922, BUT RETURNS WERE LESS THAN ANTICIPATED

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011274

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 314, P. 217

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 687, P. 88-89

  • Deposit

    DAVIS, J.A., 1923, THE KANTISHNA REGION, AK, IN STEWART, B.D., ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINE INSPECTOR TO THE GOVERNOR OF ALASKA, 1922: JUNEAU, AK, P.116-118

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 755, P.41, 141-142

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 98, P.8, 13, 16

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-168B, P. 37

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 47 LOC. 48,50

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 25,27

  • Deposit

    ADGGS SR 33, P. 24

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-366-42,44

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD IN CREEK GRAVELS AND LOW BENCHES, MAINLY ON FALSE BEDROCK; NO GOLD FOUND BELOW FALSE BEDROCK; PAY STREAK UP TO 800 FT WIDE, 8 TO 10 FT DEEP
Deposit ONE OF SEVERAL CREEKS IN THE DISTRICT THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE AREA'S PAST AND PRESENT GOLD PRODUCTION, ADGGS RI-83-12, P.25 ; 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