Happy Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Antimony, Chromium, Gold, Mercury, Silver, Tin, Tungsten, Uranium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10233757
MRDS ID A015048
MAS/MILS ID 0020730001
Record type Site
Current site name Happy Creek
Related records 10002611

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -158.02933, 62.37909 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
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
Seward 027 N 047 W 32 E2SWSE Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Antimony Tertiary
Chromium Tertiary
Gold Primary
Mercury Tertiary
Silver Tertiary
Tin Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary
Uranium Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -158.02933, 62.37909

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 1916

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Ownership information

  • Type Unknown
    Owner Happy Association
    Year 1975

Production statistics

  • Year 1916
    Description 64 Yards Processed. 31 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 964g
  • Year 1917
    Description 6,666 Yards Processed. 1286 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 39,999g
  • Year 1917
    Description 136 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 4,230g
  • Year 1918
    Description 14,789 Yards Processed. 4326 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 134,554g
  • Year 1918
    Description 630 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 19,595g
  • Year 1921
    Description 444 Yards Processed. 145 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,510g
  • Year 1922
    Description 12,150 Yards Processed. 1294 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 40,248g
  • Year 1924
    Description 3,666 Yards Processed. 133 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,137g
  • Year 1930
    Description 20,000 Yards Processed. 217 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,749g
  • Year 1931
    Description 2031 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 63,171g
  • Year 1932
    Description 33,333 Yards Processed. 618 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 19,222g
  • Year 1934
    Description 2809 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 87,370g
  • Year 1934
    Description 387 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 12,037g
  • Year 1936
    Description 2903 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 90,293g
  • Year 1945
    Description 136 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,230g
  • Year 1945
    Description 22 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 684g
  • Year 1946
    Description 45 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,400g
  • Year 1946
    Description 7 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 218g
  • Year 1947
    Description 72 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,239g
  • Year 1947
    Description 11 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 342g
  • Year 1949
    Description 7,500 Yards Processed. 193 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,003g
  • Year 1949
    Description 30 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 933g
  • Year 1950
    Description 7,407 Yards Processed. 244 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 7,589g
  • Year 1950
    Description 54 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,680g
  • Year 1951
    Description 8,000 Yards Processed. 408 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 12,690g
  • Year 1951
    Description 62 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,928g
  • Year 1952
    Description 1,500 Yards Processed. 53 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,648g
  • Year 1952
    Description 9 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 280g
  • Year 1953
    Description 29 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 902g
  • Year 1953
    Description 5 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 156g
  • Year 1954
    Description 1,200 Yards Processed. 30 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 933g
  • Year 1954
    Description 9 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 280g
  • Year 1955
    Description 69 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,146g
  • Year 1955
    Description 10 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 311g
  • Year 1956
    Description 30 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 933g
  • Year 1956
    Description 4 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 124g
  • Year 1960
    Description 8,240 Yards Processed. 103 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,204g
  • Year 1960
    Description 7 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 218g
  • Year 1961
    Description 1,800 Yards Processed. 16 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 498g
  • Year 1961
    Description 3 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 93g

Comments on the production information

  • USGS CRIB D002697. PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1962: 29,423 OZ AU, 1735 OZ AG (USBM AFOC FILES).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020730001
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015048 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 073-018

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 073-058

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    ALASKA KARDEX 073-059

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 073-060

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 073-070

  • Deposit

    B480m pp. 256, 258-259

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    B542m pp. 300, 302-303

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    B578 pp. 31, 33, 35

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    B754 pp. 110, 114

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    TDM1 pp. 25-26

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    RI4065 p. 5

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    C255 pp. 1, 9

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    IC8131 p. 51

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    RI5991 pp. 8, 17-18, 21-22

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    BMOF6-69 pp. 6, 8-9

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    MF363

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    OF508 p. 80

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    B1374 pp. 145-148

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    OF76-576 pp. 30-31

  • Deposit

    OF82-719 p. 6, No. 122

Reporter information

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