Olive Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10257402
MRDS ID A015489
MAS/MILS ID 0020490072
Record type Site
Current site name Olive Creek
Related records 10107555

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -148.50584, 65.49247 (WGS84)
Elevation 244
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 008 N 005 W 01 SE Alaska

Commodities

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

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -148.50584, 65.49247

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 1915

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner John Millhouse
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1979
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Old Smokey Prospecting And Mining Co. (Edwin Hudson)
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1976

Production statistics

  • Year 1915
    Description 748 Yards Processed. 216 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,718g
  • Year 1916
    Description 4,000 Yards Processed. 374 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 11,633g
  • Year 1917
    Description 14,815 Yards Processed. 1195 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 37,169g
  • Year 1917
    Description 211 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 6,563g
  • Year 1918
    Description 11,111 Yards Processed. 1422 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 44,229g
  • Year 1918
    Description 118 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 3,670g
  • Year 1919
    Description 3,555 Yards Processed. 612 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 19,035g
  • Year 1919
    Description 50 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,555g
  • Year 1920
    Description 2,222 Yards Processed. 371 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 11,539g
  • Year 1921
    Description 12,704 Yards Processed. 921 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 28,646g
  • Year 1922
    Description 12,111 Yards Processed. 1476 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 45,909g
  • Year 1923
    Description 1,481 Yards Processed. 230 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 7,154g
  • Year 1924
    Description 677 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 21,057g
  • Year 1925
    Description 677 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 21,057g
  • Year 1929
    Description 600 Yards Processed. 74 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,302g
  • Year 1929
    Description 7 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 218g
  • Year 1934
    Description 5,000 Yards Processed. 79 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,457g
  • Year 1934
    Description 8 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 249g
  • Year 1935
    Description 442 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 13,748g
  • Year 1936
    Description 510 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 15,863g
  • Year 1941
    Description 2738 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 85,161g
  • Year 1941
    Description 276 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 8,585g
  • Year 1942
    Description 11 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 342g
  • Year 1942
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1946
    Description 1940 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 60,341g
  • Year 1946
    Description 238 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 7,403g
  • Year 1947
    Description 1304 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 40,559g
  • Year 1947
    Description 165 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 5,132g
  • Year 1949
    Description 70,000 Yards Processed. 1705 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 53,031g
  • Year 1949
    Description 178 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 5,536g
  • Year 1950
    Description 1357 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 42,207g
  • Year 1950
    Description 170 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 5,288g
  • Year 1951
    Description 1655 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 51,476g
  • Year 1951
    Description 170 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 5,288g
  • Year 1952
    Description 1493 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 46,437g
  • Year 1952
    Description 152 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 4,728g
  • Year 1953
    Description 1948 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 60,590g
  • Year 1953
    Description 198 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 6,158g
  • Year 1954
    Description 72,000 Yards Processed. 857 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 26,656g
  • Year 1954
    Description 87 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,706g
  • Year 1955
    Description 80,000 Yards Processed. 1483 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 46,126g
  • Year 1955
    Description 151 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 4,697g
  • Year 1956
    Description 80,000 Yards Processed. 1638 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 52,347g
  • Year 1956
    Description 167 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 5,194g
  • Year 1957
    Description 40,000 Yards Processed. 721 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 22,426g
  • Year 1957
    Description 73 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,271g
  • Year 1963
    Description 35,000 Yards Processed. 504 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 15,676g
  • Year 1963
    Description 52 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,617g
  • Year 1966
    Description 19,570 Yards Processed. 275 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 8,553g
  • Year 1966
    Description 26 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 809g
  • Year 1968
    Description 400 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 12,441g

Comments on the production information

  • USGS CRIB D002626 OLIVE CREEK PROD. PRIOR TO 1970: 33,392 OZ AU, 3,429 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 0020490072
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015489 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 049-016

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    ALASKA KARDEX 049-070

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Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 14-JUL-1995 Mirl U.S. Bureau of Mines