Platinum-Salmon River Beach

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Chromium, Iron, PGE

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10233805
MRDS ID A013203
MAS/MILS ID 0021230001
Record type Site
Current site name Platinum-Salmon River Beach
Related records 10002298

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -161.78738, 58.91595 (WGS84)
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 014 S 075 W 33 E2E2 Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • Goodnews Bay Mining District


Commodity Importance
Chromium Primary
Iron Tertiary
PGE Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -161.78738, 58.91595

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Placer
Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1937

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Unknown

Land status

Ownership category Federal

Production statistics

  • Year 1937
    Description 351,078 Yards Processed. 4085 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Gold Gold 127,058g

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0021230001
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013203 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

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    RI6214, pp. 13-16, 48

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    OF508, p. 30

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    B1374, pp. 48-49

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    OF80-909 p. 25

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    OF82-719 p. 9, No. 205

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    MA THESIS U TX 1 63 pp.

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    OF77-168B 64 pp.

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    OF77-168D 132 pp.

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    OF78-9J 2 sheets

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    B918 97 pp.

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    P630 120 pp.

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    P938 42 pp.

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    MA THESIS U TX 2 179 pp.

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    BMOF11-88 25 pp.

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    BMOF1-88 pp. 14-16,18,24-26,28-29,31,87-89,175-1

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 25-JUL-89 Dwb U.S. Bureau of Mines