Ester Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10136431
MRDS ID A015317
MAS/MILS ID 0020580044
Record type Site
Current site name Ester Creek
Alternate or previous names Ready Bullion Creek Placers, Willow Creek Placers, Eva Creek Placers
Related records 10002842

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Claim
Geographic coordinates: -148.00575, 64.84996 (WGS84)
Elevation 213
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Fairbanks 001 S 002 W 08 E2NWNW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Antimony Tertiary
Gold Primary
Tungsten Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Claim (1) -148.00575, 64.84996

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Placer
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Patented
Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Mixed

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Ready Bullion Mng. Co. (H. Hassel)
    ID 5000489
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1979
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Gerald Hassel
    ID 5000489
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1980
  • Type Owner
    Owner Holt, Lambert And Zucchini
    ID 5000489
    Year 1981
  • Type Operator
    Owner P. And H Trucking
    ID 5000489
    Year 1981
  • Type Operator
    Owner Cripple Creek Mining And Development
    ID 5000489
    Year 1981

Comments on the ownership information

  • OWNER-OPERATOR ADDRESS: JERRY HASSEL GENERAL DELIVERY ESTER, ALASKA 99702

Production statistics

  • Year 1906
    Description Production Reported 8106 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 252,125g
  • Year 1907
    Description 49193 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,530,074g
  • Year 1907
    Description 8408 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 261,518g
  • Year 1915
    Description 5,144 Yards Processed. 963 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 29,953g
  • Year 1916
    Description 15,024 Yards Processed. 4876 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 151,661g
  • Year 1917
    Description 19,588 Yards Processed. 4719 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 146,777g
  • Year 1917
    Description 787 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 24,478g
  • Year 1918
    Description 556 Yards Processed. 370 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 11,508g
  • Year 1918
    Description 54 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 1,680g
  • Year 1919
    Description 5,377 Yards Processed. 435 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 13,530g
  • Year 1919
    Description 64 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 1,991g
  • Year 1920
    Description 3,963 Yards Processed. 322 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 10,015g
  • Year 1921
    Description 3,611 Yards Processed. 1389 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 43,203g
  • Year 1922
    Description 22,645 Yards Processed. 1510 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 46,966g
  • Year 1923
    Description 3,878 Yards Processed. 1147 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 35,676g
  • Year 1924
    Description 3,773 Yards Processed. 4671 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 145,284g
  • Year 1925
    Description 994 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 30,917g
  • Year 1928
    Description 2597 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 80,776g
  • Year 1928
    Description 14 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 435g
  • Year 1929
    Description 1525 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 47,433g
  • Year 1929
    Description 272 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 8,460g
  • Year 1947
    Description 1485 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 46,189g
  • Year 1947
    Description 292 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 9,082g
  • Year 1948
    Description 658 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 20,466g
  • Year 1948
    Description 128 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 3,981g
  • Year 1953
    Description 200 Yards Processed. 52 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,617g
  • Year 1953
    Description 10 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 311g
  • Year 1954
    Description 65 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,022g
  • Year 1954
    Description 16 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 498g
  • Year 1955
    Description 1,500 Yards Processed. 173 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,381g
  • Year 1955
    Description 26 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 809g
  • Year 1965
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 31g

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020580044
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015317 MAS references MRDS
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 5000489

Bibliographic references

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General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit USGS CRIB A001138 USGS CRIB D002635 SCHEELITE IS SCARCE ON ESTER CREEK. STIBNITE HAS BEEN DISCOVERED IN A PLACER CUT ON WILLOW CREEK. M.S. 353,792,794,795,823,796,800,806,814,824,355,2059, 2003,1681,1682,1683,1651,1661,1669,1673,1675,1678,1679, 842, 1951 ISSUED ON ESTER CREEK CLAIMS. M.S. 801, 1934, 2084 ISSUED ON EVA CREEK CLAIMS. M.S. 1992 ISSUED IN 1929 ON READY BULLION CREEK. PRODUCTION (USBM FILES) WILLOW CR. PRIOR TO 1946: 388 OZ AU, 59 OZ AG; READY BULLION CR. PRIOR TO 1970: 31,199 OZ AU, 4609 OZ AG; ESTER CR. PRIOR TO 1965: 322,581 OZ AU, 37,599 OZ AG; EVA CR. PRIOR TO 1965: 18,849 OZ AU, 4038 OZ AG. W. WIGGER WORKED EVA CREEK WITH DRAGLINE AND DOZER IN 1975 (CARNES, 1975).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-FEB-1988 Mirl U.S. Bureau of Mines