Birch Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10160386
MRDS ID A012637
MAS/MILS ID 0020530174
Record type Site
Current site name Birch Creek
Alternate or previous names Shea Creek, Moonshine Creek, Big Four Creek, Steward Creek, Watson Creek, Military Creek, Casadepaga River
Related records 10001825

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Claim
Geographic coordinates: -164.13659, 64.82932 (WGS84)
Elevation 122
Location accuracy 100(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 008 S 027 W 04 C NENE Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Nearby scientific data

Claim (1) -164.13659, 64.82932

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Placer
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1930

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Production statistics

  • Year 1930
    Description 38 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,182g

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020530174
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012637 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 053-163

  • Deposit

    B314j p. 153

  • Deposit

    B328 p. 264

  • Deposit


  • Deposit


  • Deposit

    OF78-181 p. 26

Reporter information

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