Copper Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10161496
MRDS ID A011694
MAS/MILS ID 0020870042
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Creek
Alternate or previous names Idaho Gulch, Seattle Gulch, Rader Gulch
Related records 10001021

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -142.42936, 61.34548 (WGS84)
Elevation 945
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
Copper River 006 S 017 E 18 SWNWSE Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Tertiary
Gold Primary
Silver Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -142.42936, 61.34548

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 1926

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim
Type of mineral rights Patented

Land status

Ownership category Federal

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Raymond Trotochau
    Interest 27
    Home office Washington
    Year 1976
  • Type Owner
    Owner Jo King
    Interest 73
    Year 1976

Production statistics

  • Year 1926
    Description 4837 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 150,448g
  • Year 1930
    Description 700 Yards Processed. 3 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 93g
  • Year 1931
    Description 2,000 Yards Processed. 4 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 124g
  • Year 1935
    Description 17 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 529g
  • Year 1936
    Description 4 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 124g
  • Year 1941
    Description 26 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 809g
  • Year 1941
    Description 10 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 311g
  • Year 1942
    Description 32 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 995g
  • Year 1942
    Description 14 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 435g
  • Year 1943
    Description 48 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,493g
  • Year 1943
    Description 11 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 342g
  • Year 1945
    Description 14 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 435g
  • Year 1945
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1947
    Description 39 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,213g
  • Year 1947
    Description 7 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 218g

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020870042
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011694 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 087-079

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 087-081

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 087-084

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 087-085

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 087-131

  • Deposit

    B417 p. 162

  • Deposit

    B448 pp. 100-103

  • Deposit

    B520g p. 107

  • Deposit

    B542f p. 84

  • Deposit

    B622g pp. 115-116

  • Deposit

    B1333 pp. 29-30

  • Deposit

    MF395

  • Deposit

    MF773B

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit USGS CRIB A001947 M.S. 949 ISSUED 1913 ON 55.05 ACRES - PAT #374288. USGS CRIB A001978 USGS CRIB A001983 PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1948: 240 OZ AU, 29 OZ AG (USBM AFOC FILES). MUCH OF PROD. FOR COPPER CREEK AND TRIBUTARIES WAS PROBABLY CREDITED TO DAN CREEK. SEE 020870030.

Reporter information

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