Frenchy Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10233698
MRDS ID A010386
MAS/MILS ID 0020950187
Record type Site
Current site name Frenchy Creek
Alternate or previous names Colwell & Robertson, Frenchy, Gilpatrick
Related records 10000330

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -149.5068, 60.73093 (WGS84)
Elevation 914
Location accuracy 100(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Seward 007 N 001 W 05 SWNWNW Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Unknown
Chalcopyrite Unknown
Galena Unknown
Sphalerite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -149.5068, 60.73093

Ore body information

  • Strike N10E
    Dip 40W
    Thickness 4.9M
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 1
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 FISSURE VEIN
    Shape of Orebody #1 LENTICULAR
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control FAULTING
    Secondary Ore Control FOLDING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. NONE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Strike And Dip N10E
    Date of Last Modification 880212

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Federal

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner S. L. Colwell And J. C. Robertson
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1911
  • Type Owner
    Owner F. S. Pettyjohn
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1979

Comments on the workings information

  • USGS CRIB A003036 Workings consist of a 15 m. inclined (30 Deg.) shaft with a winze, prospect pits, and trenching.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020950187
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010386 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 095-137

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 095-465

  • Deposit

    B587 p. 168

  • Deposit

    B849I p. 517, plate 36 Nos. 20, 21

  • Deposit


  • Deposit


  • Deposit

    MLA5-84 218 pp., (Locality S-275).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 27-APR-1988 Dwb U.S. Bureau of Mines