Smith Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10184795
MRDS ID A003903
MAS/MILS ID 0020300032
Record type Site
Current site name Smith Creek

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Claim
Geographic coordinates: -150.19504, 67.47049 (WGS84)
Elevation 595
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
Fairbanks 031 N 012 W 34 C Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Nearby scientific data

Claim (1) -150.19504, 67.47049

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Placer
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1901
Year of first production 1901

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Federal

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Jerry L. Morrow Sr.
    Interest 100
    Home office Texas
    Year 1983
  • Type Operator
    Owner Roger Slavboda
    Interest 100
    Year 1982
  • Type Operator
    Owner Ray Rotter
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1983

Comments on the ownership information

  • OWNER ADDRESS: JERRY MORROW ATHENS, TEXAS 75751 TELE: (214) 675-4546

Production statistics

  • Year 1907
    Description Assay Value Unknown 2806 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 87,276g
  • Year 1907
    Description 130 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 4,043g
  • Year 1916
    Description 700 Yards Processed. 179 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,568g
  • Year 1917
    Description 10,000 Yards Processed. 462 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 14,370g
  • Year 1917
    Description 12 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 373g
  • Year 1918
    Description 7,333 Yards Processed. 392 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 12,193g
  • Year 1918
    Description 10 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 311g
  • Year 1919
    Description 150 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,666g
  • Year 1919
    Description 21 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 653g
  • Year 1920
    Description 21,000 Yards Processed. 631 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 19,626g
  • Year 1921
    Description 1,161 Yards Processed. 75 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,333g
  • Year 1922
    Description 5,000 Yards Processed. 285 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 8,864g
  • Year 1923
    Description 300 Yards Processed. 24 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 746g
  • Year 1924
    Description 833 Yards Processed. 570 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 17,729g
  • Year 1925
    Description 166 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,163g
  • Year 1926
    Description 6,000 Yards Processed. 1552 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 48,273g
  • Year 1926
    Description 36 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 1,120g
  • Year 1927
    Description 198 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,158g
  • Year 1928
    Description 200 Yards Processed. 241 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 7,496g
  • Year 1930
    Description 2 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 62g
  • Year 1934
    Description 176 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,474g
  • Year 1934
    Description 24 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 746g
  • Year 1935
    Description 151 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,697g
  • Year 1936
    Description 37 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,151g
  • Year 1943
    Description 79 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,457g
  • Year 1943
    Description 5 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 156g
  • Year 1947
    Description 53 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,648g
  • Year 1947
    Description 7 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 218g
  • Year 1949
    Description 28 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 871g
  • Year 1949
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1952
    Description 925 Yards Processed. 10 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 311g
  • Year 1952
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1953
    Description 500 Yards Processed. 16 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 498g
  • Year 1953
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1954
    Description 875 Yards Processed. 26 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 809g
  • Year 1954
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1955
    Description 1,000 Yards Processed. 11 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 342g
  • Year 1955
    Description Production Reported 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1956
    Description 1,000 Yards Processed. 32 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 995g
  • Year 1956
    Description 2 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 62g
  • Year 1957
    Description 1,100 Yards Processed. 18 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 560g
  • Year 1957
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1981
    Description Assay Value Unknown 50000 Cubic Yards

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method ACTUAL
    Mining Method HYDRAULICKING
    Primary Material Cover SAND, GRAVEL
    Hardness of Ore SAND, GRAVEL
    Capacity 1000
    Capacity Units CU-M ORE/DAY
    Operating Days per Year 60
    Year of Information 1982

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020300032
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A003903 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 030-005

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 030-033

  • Deposit

    AK MINE LICENSE-1983

Reporter information

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