Chicken Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10233914
MRDS ID D002696
MAS/MILS ID 0020730002
Record type Site
Current site name Chicken Creek
Alternate or previous names Awe, Becker, Black Bear Mining Company, Chicken Creek Mining Company
Related records 10009614

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -157.96542, 62.33969 (WGS84)
Elevation 122
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 026 N 047 W 15 SENWSE Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Antimony Tertiary
Chromium Tertiary
Gold Primary
Mercury Tertiary
REE Tertiary
Silver Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -157.96542, 62.33969

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Placer
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1937

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Harry Brink
    Interest 25
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1975
  • Type Owner
    Owner Becker Estate
    Interest 75
    Year 1975

Production statistics

  • Year 1915
    Description 6,296 Yards Processed. 123 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,826g
  • Year 1916
    Description 20,000 Yards Processed. 483 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 15,023g
  • Year 1917
    Description 7632 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 237,382g
  • Year 1917
    Description 809 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 25,163g
  • Year 1919
    Description 44,444 Yards Processed. 1601 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 49,797g
  • Year 1919
    Description 209 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 6,501g
  • Year 1921
    Description 11,000 Yards Processed. 1064 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 33,094g
  • Year 1922
    Description 8,000 Yards Processed. 483 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 15,023g
  • Year 1923
    Description 10,000 Yards Processed. 725 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 22,550g
  • Year 1924
    Description 1935 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 60,185g
  • Year 1925
    Description 1216 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 37,822g
  • Year 1928
    Description 1184 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 36,827g
  • Year 1928
    Description 180 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 5,599g
  • Year 1929
    Description 1657 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 51,538g
  • Year 1929
    Description 244 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 7,589g
  • Year 1930
    Description 1343 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 41,772g
  • Year 1930
    Description 203 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 6,314g
  • Year 1931
    Description 1197 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 37,231g
  • Year 1932
    Description 37,037 Yards Processed. 542 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 16,858g
  • Year 1933
    Description 5,400 Yards Processed. 314 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 9g/mt
    Trace Copper Copper 2wt-pct
  • Year 1935
    Description 281 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 8,740g
  • Year 1946
    Description 1288 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 40,061g
  • Year 1946
    Description 182 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 5,661g
  • Year 1947
    Description 160,000 Yards Processed. 2171 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 67,526g
  • Year 1947
    Description 322 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 10,015g
  • Year 1949
    Description 52,205 Yards Processed. 985 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 30,637g
  • Year 1949
    Description 138 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 4,292g
  • Year 1952
    Description 100 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,110g
  • Year 1952
    Description 16 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 498g
  • Year 1953
    Description 521 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 16,205g
  • Year 1953
    Description 86 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,675g
  • Year 1954
    Description 17 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 529g
  • Year 1954
    Description 3 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 93g
  • Year 1955
    Description 15,000 Yards Processed. 70 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,177g
  • Year 1955
    Description 12 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 373g

Comments on the production information

  • USGS CRIB A001370, USGS CRIB A001371. PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1956: 12,755 OZ AU, 2024 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 0020730002
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D002696 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 073-006

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 073-008

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 073-016

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 073-069

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    B1374 pp. 147-148

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    OF76-576 pp. 8-9

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    OF82-719 p. 6, No. 122

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    SR38 p. 26

  • Deposit

    BUNDTZEN, T.K., R.C. SWAINBANK, A.H. CLOUGH, M.W. HENNING,

  • Deposit

    AND E.W. HANSEN. ALASKA'S MINERAL INDUSTRY 1993. AK DIV.

  • Deposit

    GEOL. AND GEOPHYS. SURV. SPEC. REP. 48, 1994, P. 34.

Reporter information

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