Fortyfive Pup Placer

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10107541
MRDS ID A015150
Record type Site
Current site name Fortyfive Pup Placer
Related records 10135707

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.09439, 64.45198 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 10 MILES NW OF CHICKEN.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-393, LOC. 47. ABOUT 2 MILES UPSTREAM (ALONG FORTYFIVE PUP) FROM CONFLUENCE WITH BUCKSKIN CREEK. COORDINATES GIVEN ARE FOR CABIN MARKED ON EAGLE (A-3). 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
Tungsten Tertiary
Tin Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Gold Ore
Scheelite Unknown

Analytical data

Result GOLD IS .620 FINE, 25% LOWER THAN OTHER GOLD IN DISTRICT. SEE REF. 3, P. 185.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -142.09439, 64.45198

Ore body information

  • Width 91.44M

Comments on the geologic information

  • TRIBUTARY OF BUCKSKIN CREEK. ; MAJOR.UNITS: BEDROCK IS SCHIST WITH NUMEROUS BEDS OF LIMESTONE; MANY AREAS UNDERLAIN BY GRANITE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1910

Mining district

District name Fortymile

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Hanks, G.A. And Sons, Chicken, Ak. 99732, (By Dozer); Hammond, Russell, 1305 W. 26th Ave. Anchorage,

Comments on development

  • PAY GRAVEL FOUND AND MINING BEGAN, 1910. A PROSPECTOR CLAIMED TO HAVE 5 MILES OF DREDGING GROUND ON FORTYFIVE PUP IN 1936. SMALL SCALE MINING AS RECENTLY AS 1975 BY BULLDOZER AND SLUICING.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015150

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-393 (A-3), LOC. 47.

  • Deposit

    ALASKA DEPT OF MINES PAMPHLET 2, P. 19-20, 28, 1943.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 897-C, P. 185.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-393-47

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD IN STREAM GRAVEL. OVERBURDEN 12-16 FT. THICK. PLACER SCHEELITE RELATIVELY ABUNDANT.
Deposit STREAM GRADIENT ABOUT 150 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.

Reporter information

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