Willow Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Chromium, Gold, PGE, Silver, Tin

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10258511
MRDS ID A011507
MAS/MILS ID 0020750008
Record type Site
Current site name Willow Creek
Alternate or previous names Falls Gulch, Gopher Gulch, Snow Gulch, Rocky Gulch, Ruby Gulch, Slate Gulch
Related records 10000854

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -150.83139, 62.57234 (WGS84)
Elevation 671
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 029 N 008 W 30 SESWNE Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Chromium Tertiary
Gold Primary
PGE Tertiary
Silver Tertiary
Tin Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -150.83139, 62.57234

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 1906

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category State

Production statistics

  • Year 1906
    Description 96 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,986g
  • Year 1917
    Description 6,515 Yards Processed. 115 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,577g
  • Year 1917
    Description 17 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 529g
  • Year 1918
    Description 1,238 Yards Processed. 107 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,328g
  • Year 1918
    Description 9 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 280g
  • Year 1919
    Description 1,099 Yards Processed. 53 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,648g
  • Year 1919
    Description Troy Ounces Silver
  • Year 1920
    Description 10,888 Yards Processed. 408 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 12,690g
  • Year 1921
    Description 5,000 Yards Processed. 407 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 12,659g
  • Year 1922
    Description 15,000 Yards Processed. 177 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,505g
  • Year 1923
    Description 103 Yards Processed. 22 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 684g
  • Year 1924
    Description 193 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,003g
  • Year 1925
    Description 67 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,084g
  • Year 1926
    Description 96 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,986g
  • Year 1946
    Description 43 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,337g
  • Year 1946
    Description 6 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 187g
  • Year 1947
    Description 24 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 746g
  • Year 1947
    Description 3 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 93g
  • Year 1954
    Description 1,400 Yards Processed. 105 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,266g
  • Year 1954
    Description 14 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 435g
  • Year 1955
    Description 31 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 964g
  • Year 1955
    Description 4 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 124g
  • Year 1956
    Description 23 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 715g
  • Year 1956
    Description 4 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 124g
  • Year 1957
    Description 600 Yards Processed. 20 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 622g
  • Year 1957
    Description 3 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 93g
  • Year 1958
    Description 6 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 187g
  • Year 1958
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1961
    Description 10 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 311g
  • Year 1961
    Description 2 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 62g
  • Year 1965
    Description 600 Yards Processed. 7 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 218g
  • Year 1965
    Description 2 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 62g
  • Year 1967
    Description 1,000 Yards Processed. 13 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 404g
  • Year 1967
    Description 3 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 93g
  • Year 1968
    Description 400 Yards Processed. 15 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 467g
  • Year 1968
    Description 5 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 156g
  • Year 1969
    Description 300 Yards Processed. 8 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 249g

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1970: 2792 OZ AU, 187 OZ AG (USBM AFOC FILES). USGS CRIB A003460, USGS CRIB A003465, USGS CRIB A003466, USGS CRIB A003439, USGS CRIB M045407, USGS CRIB A003461, USGS CRIB A003462, USGS CRIB M045406, USGS CRIB A003436.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020750008
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011507 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 075-008

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 075-015

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 075-017

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 075-026

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 075-042

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 075-071

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 075-208

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 075-234

  • Deposit

    B314h p. 119

  • Deposit

    B520j pp. 182, 195

  • Deposit

    B534 p. 66

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    B542c p. 44

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    B592d p. 66

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    BMB153 p. 42

  • Deposit

    B692m pp. 259-260

  • Deposit

    B714a p. 38

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    B755c p. 131

  • Deposit

    B773b pp. 55, 58-59

  • Deposit

    B810a p. 22

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    B813a p. 25

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    B824a p. 29

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    B836a p. 29

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    B857A p. 27

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    B864A p. 31

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    B917A p. 39

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    B926A p. 35

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    B933A p. 35

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    B1024A p. 13

  • Deposit

    P610 p. 13

  • Deposit

    P630 p. 89

  • Deposit

    MF369

  • Deposit

    B1374 pp. 20-22

  • Deposit

    P758A p. 5

  • Deposit

    OF77-169A p. 68, No. 17

  • Deposit

    BMOF24-78 p. 4-116

  • Deposit

    MF870D

  • Deposit

    OF80-884 p. 75

  • Deposit

    AMR 81-82

  • Deposit

    OF82-719 p. 7, No. 141

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 26-JUL-1991 Dwb U.S. Bureau of Mines