Moose Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10258786
MRDS ID A011274
MAS/MILS ID 0020660002
Record type Site
Current site name Moose Creek
Alternate or previous names Upper Canyon, Eldorado Creek, Kantishna 1, Chinook Assoc. 1-6, Moose Howtay Assn. 1-3, Spruce Creek, North Fork, Kantishna, Camp Denali, Eureka Creek, Friday Creek, Shamrock 1-10, Willow Creek 1-2, Discovery 1-3, Jauhola 1-3, Liberty 1-59, Rainey 1-8, Chopper 1-2, George 1, Taybo 3-4, Moose Creek 1-2
Related records 10107512

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -150.95849, 63.52596 (WGS84)
Elevation 515
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 016 S 018 W 13 NENWSW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -150.95849, 63.52596

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Placer
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Mixed

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Aurora Mining
    ID 5001039
    Interest 8
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1977
  • Type Owner
    Owner Northwest Exploration, Inc.
    ID 5001039
    Interest 90
    Year 1977
  • Type Owner
    Owner Milton C. Jauhola
    ID 5001039
    Interest 2
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1977
  • Type Unknown
    Owner Taylor, Arley
    ID 5001039
    Home office Washington
    Year 1977

Production statistics

  • Year 1917
    Description Production Reported 64 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,991g
  • Year 1917
    Description 10 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 311g
  • Year 1922
    Description 30,140 Yards Processed. 291 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 9,051g
  • Year 1923
    Description 600 Yards Processed. 19 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 591g
  • Year 1924
    Description 9 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 280g
  • Year 1925
    Description 246 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 7,651g
  • Year 1929
    Description 1095 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 34,058g
  • Year 1932
    Description 296 Yards Processed. 384 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 11,944g
  • Year 1942
    Description 7 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 218g
  • Year 1942
    Description 2 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 62g
  • Year 1947
    Description 87 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,706g
  • Year 1947
    Description 20 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 622g
  • Year 1950
    Description 7,407 Yards Processed. 182 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,661g
  • Year 1950
    Description 53 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,648g
  • Year 1951
    Description 1,200 Yards Processed. 169 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,256g
  • Year 1951
    Description 50 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,555g
  • Year 1962
    Description 1,840 Yards Processed. 390 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 12,130g
  • Year 1962
    Description 114 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 3,546g

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1963: 1,858 OZ. OF GOLD AND 429 OZ. OF SILVER (USBM AFOC FILES). LARGE SCALE HYDRAULIC MINING AND HAND WORK IN THE PAST. AURORA MINING USED 2 DOZERS AND A SLUICE PLATE (CARNES,1975) ARLEY TAYLOR HAD 10 MEN, A DOZER WITH SLUICE PLATE IN 1975 ON MOOSE CREEK (CARNES,1975). ARLEY TAYLOR, ROUTE 1,BOX 147-B,GRANITE FALLS, WA.98252 EXTENSIVE BENCH GRAVELS CARRING VALUES UNDERLAIN BY FALSE BEDROCK OF STICKY BLUE CLAY AT A DEPTH OF 6-10 FT WHICH IS UNDERLAIN BY A SCHIST BEDROCK (B775). MSHA MID 5000225 MSHA MID 5001055 MSHA MID 5001080

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020660002
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011274 MAS references MRDS
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 5001039

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-007

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    ALASKA KARDEX 066-013

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    ALASKA KARDEX 066-079

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    ALASKA KARDEX 066-083

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    ALASKA KARDEX 066-087

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    ALASKA KARDEX 066-089

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    ALASKA KARDEX 066-090

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    ALASKA KARDEX 066-098

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    ALASKA KARDEX 066-102

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    ALASKA KARDEX 066-115

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    ALASKA KARDEX 066-116

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    ALASKA KARDEX 066-118

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-133

  • Deposit

    B284l p. 125

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    B314o p. 217

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    B520c p. 38

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    B662k p. 306

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    B687 pp. 88-89

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    B722a p. 52

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    B739a p. 37

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    B755a p. 41

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    B755c pp. 141-142

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    B797a p. 23

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    B910A p. 58

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    B917A p. 57

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    B926A p. 52

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    B1108A p. 29

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    OF471 p. 10

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    MF366

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    MF422

  • Deposit

    BMOF98-76 p. 54

  • Deposit

    AMR 81-82

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    SR38 p. 26

  • Deposit

    BMOF129-84 pp. 65,67-68

  • Deposit

    BMOF214-84 pp. 35,37-40,52-53

  • Deposit

    BMOF1-86 pp. 3,5,8-9,11,15-17,33-36,50-51

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 25-JUL-1989 Glh-Mirl U.S. Bureau of Mines