Anvil Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10160699
MRDS ID A015012
MAS/MILS ID 0020640012
Record type Site
Current site name Anvil Creek
Alternate or previous names Anvil Cr. 1-2 Below, No. 5 Sunshine Cr. Claim, Bonanza, Blue Bell, Anvil Cr. Disc. 1-3, Anvil Cr. 1-4 Above, Anvil Cr. East No. 1, Adl 68644-68648, Anvil Cr. Disc., No. 5 Sunshine Bench, Garnet and Skookum Bench, Lucky Kid, Dike, Wild Goose, Anvil
Related records 10101005

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Claim
Geographic coordinates: -156.50487, 63.12804 (WGS84)
Elevation 198
Location accuracy 10(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 027 S 012 E 23 SESE Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Mercury Tertiary
Silver Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Claim (1) -156.50487, 63.12804

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 1919

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Norcross-Stoneburg Mining Co.
    ID 5000626
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1979
  • Type Owner
    Owner Jim Norcross
    ID 5000626
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1979
  • Type Owner
    Owner Stoneburg, Neil
    ID 5000626
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1979

Production statistics

  • Year 1919
    Description 402 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 12,504g
  • Year 1919
    Description 42 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,306g
  • Year 1920
    Description 2,000 Yards Processed. 533 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 16,578g
  • Year 1922
    Description 5,000 Yards Processed. 967 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 30,077g
  • Year 1923
    Description 2,000 Yards Processed. 580 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 18,040g
  • Year 1924
    Description 24 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 746g
  • Year 1946
    Description 1028 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 31,974g
  • Year 1946
    Description 208 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 6,470g
  • Year 1947
    Description 977 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 30,388g
  • Year 1947
    Description 198 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 6,158g
  • Year 1949
    Description 327 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 10,171g
  • Year 1949
    Description 47 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,462g
  • Year 1950
    Description 30,000 Yards Processed. 204 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,345g
  • Year 1950
    Description 27 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 840g

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1951: 3,394 OZ. OF GOLD AND 124 OZ. OF SILVER (USBM AFOC FILES). IN 1934 DRIFT MINING WAS DONE ON ANVIL CREEK (B868). NORCROSS-STONEBURG MNG COMPANY IS PRESENT OWNER OF CLAIMS ON ANVIL CR. IN 1975 USED DREDGE (TYPE UNKNOWN) AND 2 DOZERS CARNES,1975). CINNABAR OCCURS IN THE CONC. RECOVERED WITH THE GOLD (B864).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020640012
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015012 MAS references MRDS
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 5000626

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 064-021B

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 064-035

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 064-053

  • Deposit

    B755a p. 43

  • Deposit

    B824a p. 35

  • Deposit

    B864C pp. 190-191

  • Deposit

    B868A p. 38

  • Deposit

    B897A p. 50

  • Deposit

    IC8252 p. 54

  • Deposit

    MF367

  • Deposit

    OF508 p. 82

  • Deposit

    BMOF98-76 p. 61

  • Deposit

    OF76-576 p. 58

  • Deposit

    AK MINE LICENSE-1985 No. 272

  • Deposit

    SR39 p. 26

Reporter information

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