Eureka Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10210071
MRDS ID A002247
MAS/MILS ID 0020660003
Record type Site
Current site name Eureka Creek
Alternate or previous names Iron Gulch, Lucky Gulch, Kantishna, Discovery 1-3, Eureka Group 5-12 Above, Lucky 1-2, Eureka Creek 1-10 Above, Eureka Creek 1-3 Below, Eureka Upper Discovery 8-10, Wickersham Creek, Bueno

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Claim
Geographic coordinates: -150.94179, 63.53707 (WGS84)
Elevation 610
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 016 S 018 W 12 SW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Antimony Tertiary
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Silver Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Claim (1) -150.94179, 63.53707

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Placer
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Mixed

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Taylor, Arley
    ID 5001384
    Interest 50
    Home office Washington
    Year 1977
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner George L. Bailey-Eureka Claims
    ID 5001384
    Interest 20
    Home office Massachusetts
    Year 1984
  • Type Operator
    Owner Allan Carrol
    ID 5001384
    Year 1977
  • Type Operator
    Owner Donald Stone
    ID 5001384
    Year 1977
  • Type Owner
    Owner Jim Fuksa
    ID 5001384
    Interest 30
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1977
  • Type Operator
    Owner Howard Enterprises
    ID 5001384
    Year 1981

Comments on the ownership information

  • OWNER ADDRESS: GEORGE BAILEY BOX 2052 FAIRBANKS, ALASKA 99701

Production statistics

  • Year 1918
    Description 8,296 Yards Processed. 215 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,687g
  • Year 1918
    Description 57 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,773g
  • Year 1919
    Description 4,148 Yards Processed. 203 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,314g
  • Year 1919
    Description 48 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,493g
  • Year 1920
    Description 9,426 Yards Processed. 325 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 10,109g
  • Year 1921
    Description 1,136 Yards Processed. 35 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,089g
  • Year 1922
    Description 11,817 Yards Processed. 426 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 13,250g
  • Year 1923
    Description 2,329 Yards Processed. 94 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,924g
  • Year 1924
    Description 12,100 Yards Processed. 79 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,457g
  • Year 1925
    Description 84 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,613g
  • Year 1926
    Description 113 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,515g
  • Year 1929
    Description 95 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,955g
  • Year 1929
    Description 24 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 746g
  • Year 1930
    Description 25,333 Yards Processed. 48 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,493g
  • Year 1930
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1931
    Description 16,000 Yards Processed. 4 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 124g
  • Year 1932
    Description 1,037 Yards Processed. 6 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 187g
  • Year 1933
    Description 33,600 Yards Processed. 21 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 653g
  • Year 1934
    Description 14,844 Yards Processed. 67 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,084g
  • Year 1934
    Description 17 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 529g
  • Year 1935
    Description 80 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,488g
  • Year 1945
    Description 9 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 280g
  • Year 1945
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1949
    Description 5,000 Yards Processed. 98 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,048g
  • Year 1949
    Description 29 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 902g
  • Year 1959
    Description 57 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,773g
  • Year 1959
    Description 18 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 560g
  • Year 1960
    Description 17,500 Yards Processed. 146 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,541g
  • Year 1960
    Description 21 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 653g
  • Year 1963
    Description 1,000 Yards Processed. 26 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 809g
  • Year 1963
    Description 9 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 280g
  • Year 1964
    Description 1,000 Yards Processed. 28 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 871g
  • Year 1964
    Description 7 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 218g
  • Year 1965
    Description 882 Yards Processed. 22 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 684g
  • Year 1965
    Description 6 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 187g
  • Year 1969
    Description 1,900 Yards Processed. 109 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,390g
  • Year 1969
    Description 11 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 342g

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1970: 5,576 OZ. OF GOLD AND 371 OZ. OF SILVER (USBMAFOC FILES). THE BEDROCK IS PRINCIPALLY QUARTZITIC SCHIST, WITH SOME CARBONACEOUS SCHIST AND GREENSTONES. SMALL BASALTIC DIKES WERE OBSERVED. THE GRAVELS ARE DERIVED FROM THE BEDROCK, EXCEPT IN THE LOWER PART OF THE STREAM WHERE THEY MIX WITH MOOSE CREEK BENCH GRAVELS (PP70) IN THE PAST THE GRAVELS WERE WORKED BY SHOVELING-IN OPEN CUTS. ALLEN CARROL 1975 OPERATED 966 FRONT-END LOADER W/4 YD BUCKET, SHAKER SCREEN, AND SLUICE PLATE. DONALD STONE ALSO WORKED EUREKA CR. IN 1975 USING HYDROLICS (CARNES & PP70). USGS CRIB A002259

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020660003
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A002247 MAS references MRDS
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 5001384

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-045

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-074

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-078

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-079

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-085

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-089

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-130

  • Deposit

    B314b p. 30

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    B314o pp. 215-217, 220

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    P70 pp. 176-177, 179

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    B520c p. 38

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    B649 pp. 42-43

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    B662k pp. 302-304

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    B687 pp. 85-87

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    B722a p. 52

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    B755a p. 41

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    B755c pp. 141-142

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    B797a p. 23

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    B813a p. 35

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    B824a p. 40

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    B836a p. 41

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    B836e pp. 334-335

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    B844A p. 41

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    B849F pp. 353, 376

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    B857A p. 39

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    B864A p. 43

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    B868A p. 44

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    B880A p. 46

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    B897A p. 56

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    B910A p. 58

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    B917A p. 57

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    B926A p. 52

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    B933A p. 49

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    B1108A p. 27

  • Deposit

    MF366

  • Deposit

    OF508 p. 85

  • Deposit

    BMOF98-76 p. 54

  • Deposit

    AK MINE LICENSE-1983

  • Deposit

    SR38 p. 26

  • Deposit

    BMOF129-84 pp. 68,70-73

  • Deposit

    BMOF214-84 p. 40

  • Deposit

    BMOF1-86 p. 5,8-9,11,14,44-45

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 25-JUL-1989 Glh-Mirl U.S. Bureau of Mines