Bear Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10160410
MRDS ID A015005
MAS/MILS ID 0020640003
Record type Site
Current site name Bear Creek
Related records 10002570

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Claim
Geographic coordinates: -156.14881, 63.57056 (WGS84)
Elevation 216
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 022 S 014 E 15 NW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Claim (1) -156.14881, 63.57056

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 BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Bear Creek Mining Co.
    ID 5000719
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1987

Production statistics

  • Year 1922
    Description 150 Yards Processed. 24 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 746g
  • Year 1947
    Description 72,000 Yards Processed. 555 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 17,262g
  • Year 1947
    Description 54 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,680g
  • Year 1952
    Description 85 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,644g
  • Year 1952
    Description 8 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 249g
  • Year 1953
    Description 35,000 Yards Processed. 214 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,656g
  • Year 1953
    Description 20 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 622g
  • Year 1958
    Description 12,000 Yards Processed. 339 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 10,544g
  • Year 1958
    Description 33 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,026g
  • Year 1959
    Description 248 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 7,714g
  • Year 1959
    Description 23 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 715g
  • Year 1960
    Description 52,000 Yards Processed. 920 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 28,615g
  • Year 1960
    Description 88 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,737g
  • Year 1961
    Description 32,222 Yards Processed. 197 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,127g
  • Year 1961
    Description 19 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 591g

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1962: 10,412 OZ. OF GOLD, 1,150 OZ. OF SILVER (USBM AFOC FILES). GATES WORKED BEAR CR. WITH 2 DOZERS AND A DRAGLINE (CARNES -1975).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020640003
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015005 MAS references MRDS
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 5000719

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 064-015

  • Deposit

    B755a p. 44

  • Deposit

    B864C pp. 170-172

  • Deposit

    IR JCR 380901 p. 2

  • Deposit

    B910A p. 51

  • Deposit

    IR JCR 390810 p. 9

  • Deposit

    IR JCR 400819 p. 10

  • Deposit

    B933A p. 42

  • Deposit

    MR194-13 p. 3

  • Deposit

    C255 pp. 16-18

  • Deposit

    IR RHS 6005 p. 13

  • Deposit

    MF367

  • Deposit

    OF508 p. 82

  • Deposit

    BMOF98-76 p. 61

Reporter information

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