Spruce Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10137172
MRDS ID A015014
MAS/MILS ID 0020640002
Record type Site
Current site name Spruce Creek
Related records 10002578

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -156.52517, 63.09384 (WGS84)
Elevation 244
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Kateel River 028 S 012 E 02 NESENW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -156.52517, 63.09384

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 Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category State

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner John J. O'Carroll
    ID 5000397
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1985

Production statistics

  • Year 1915
    Description 6,703 Yards Processed. 1550 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 48,210g
  • Year 1916
    Description 4,296 Yards Processed. 1416 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 44,043g
  • Year 1917
    Description 3,333 Yards Processed. 106 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,297g
  • Year 1917
    Description 11 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 342g
  • Year 1918
    Description 371 Yards Processed. 212 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,594g
  • Year 1918
    Description 22 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 684g
  • Year 1919
    Description 148 Yards Processed. 5 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 156g
  • Year 1919
    Description Troy Ounces Silver
  • Year 1920
    Description 401 Yards Processed. 91 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,830g
  • Year 1921
    Description 3,514 Yards Processed. 242 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 7,527g
  • Year 1922
    Description 3,555 Yards Processed. 291 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 9,051g
  • Year 1923
    Description 5,534 Yards Processed. 195 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,065g
  • Year 1924
    Description 100 Yards Processed. 101 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,141g
  • Year 1925
    Description 29 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 902g
  • Year 1926
    Description 120 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,732g
  • Year 1927
    Description 104 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,235g
  • Year 1928
    Description 124 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,857g
  • Year 1929
    Description 600 Yards Processed. 136 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,230g
  • Year 1930
    Description 200 Yards Processed. 16 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 498g
  • Year 1931
    Description 900 Yards Processed. 65 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,022g
  • Year 1932
    Description 999 Yards Processed. 126 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,919g
  • Year 1933
    Description 1,133 Yards Processed. 73 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,271g
  • Year 1934
    Description 1,222 Yards Processed. 58 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,804g
  • Year 1934
    Description 14 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 435g
  • Year 1935
    Description 125 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,888g
  • Year 1936
    Description 159 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,945g
  • Year 1941
    Description 1558 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 48,459g
  • Year 1941
    Description 375 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 11,664g
  • Year 1942
    Description 1709 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 53,156g
  • Year 1946
    Description 90,000 Yards Processed. 871 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 27,091g
  • Year 1946
    Description 110 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 3,421g
  • Year 1947
    Description 72,000 Yards Processed. 915 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 28,460g
  • Year 1947
    Description 117 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 3,639g
  • Year 1949
    Description 25,000 Yards Processed. 312 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 9,704g
  • Year 1949
    Description 40 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,244g
  • Year 1950
    Description 154,000 Yards Processed. 298 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 9,269g
  • Year 1950
    Description 44 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,369g
  • Year 1951
    Description 451 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 14,028g
  • Year 1951
    Description 80 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,488g
  • Year 1959
    Description 89 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,768g
  • Year 1959
    Description 12 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 373g
  • Year 1960
    Description 16,000 Yards Processed. 366 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 11,384g
  • Year 1960
    Description 46 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,431g
  • Year 1961
    Description 814 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 25,318g
  • Year 1961
    Description 93 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,893g
  • Year 1962
    Description 25,000 Yards Processed. 1119 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 34,805g
  • Year 1962
    Description 132 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 4,106g
  • Year 1963
    Description 25,000 Yards Processed. 631 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 11,228g
  • Year 1963
    Description 77 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,395g
  • Year 1964
    Description 25,000 Yards Processed. 1225 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 38,102g
  • Year 1964
    Description 143 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 4,448g
  • Year 1965
    Description 15,626 Yards Processed. 601 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 18,693g
  • Year 1965
    Description 68 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,115g
  • Year 1966
    Description 12,005 Yards Processed. 398 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 12,379g
  • Year 1966
    Description 47 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,462g
  • Year 1969
    Description 18,210 Yards Processed. 607 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 18,880g
  • Year 1969
    Description 73 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,271g

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1971: 23,756 OZ AU, 3447 OZ AG (USBM AFOC FILES).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020640002
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015014 MAS references MRDS
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 5000397

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 064-016

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 064-026

  • Deposit

    B379o pp. 239, 264

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    B410 pp. 22, 72-73

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    B480m pp. 249-250

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    B520c p. 40

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    B542m pp. 296-297, 299

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    B578 pp. 35-36, 39

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    B642l pp. 249-250, 265

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    BMB142 p. 25

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    B864C pp. 179-181

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    P610 p. 28

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    MF367

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    BMOF98-76 p. 61

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    AOF134 pp. 7, 30

  • Deposit

    AK MINE LICENSE-1985 No. 348

  • Deposit

    SR39 p. 26

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 02-MAY-1991 Rdc U.S. Bureau of Mines