Portage Creek and Trib

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10281576
MRDS ID A012236
MAS/MILS ID 0020500010
Record type Site
Current site name Portage Creek and Trib
Related records 10001481

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -144.61121, 65.46224 (WGS84)
Elevation 332
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 007 N 015 E 02 NENWSW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Tertiary
Tin Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -144.61121, 65.46224

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 1924

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Ben Willis
    Year 1976
  • Type Owner
    Owner Sol B. Moore
    Interest 13
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1976
  • Type Owner
    Owner Estate Of W. W. Estes And Frank Leach
    Interest 54
    Year 1976
  • Type Owner
    Owner Eugene Schroeder
    Interest 21
    Year 1976
  • Type Owner
    Owner Richard Tyrrell
    Interest 8
    Year 1976
  • Type Owner
    Owner W. D. Nelson
    Interest 4
    Year 1976
  • Type Operator
    Owner R. B. Willey
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1979

Production statistics

  • Year 1924
    Description 24 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 746g
  • Year 1935
    Description 2 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 62g
  • Year 1936
    Description 21 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 653g
  • Year 1941
    Description 1528 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 47,526g
  • Year 1941
    Description 355 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 11,042g
  • Year 1942
    Description 82 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,550g
  • Year 1942
    Description 31 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 964g
  • Year 1945
    Description 14 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 435g
  • Year 1945
    Description 2 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 62g
  • Year 1948
    Description 6 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 187g
  • Year 1948
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1949
    Description 103 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,204g
  • Year 1949
    Description 19 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 591g
  • Year 1950
    Description 219 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,812g
  • Year 1950
    Description 53 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,648g
  • Year 1951
    Description 27 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 840g
  • Year 1951
    Description 3 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 93g
  • Year 1952
    Description 68 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,115g
  • Year 1952
    Description 13 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 404g
  • Year 1953
    Description 181 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,630g
  • Year 1953
    Description 29 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 902g
  • Year 1954
    Description 177 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,505g
  • Year 1954
    Description 41 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,275g
  • Year 1955
    Description 16 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 498g
  • Year 1955
    Description 4 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 124g
  • Year 1956
    Description 78 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,426g
  • Year 1956
    Description 19 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 591g
  • Year 1957
    Description 69 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,146g
  • Year 1957
    Description 16 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 498g
  • Year 1958
    Description 3,000 Yards Processed. 52 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,617g
  • Year 1958
    Description 13 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 404g
  • Year 1959
    Description 64 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,991g
  • Year 1959
    Description 15 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 467g
  • Year 1960
    Description 15 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 467g
  • Year 1960
    Description 4 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 124g
  • Year 1961
    Description 105 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,266g
  • Year 1961
    Description 24 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 746g
  • Year 1962
    Description 51 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,586g
  • Year 1962
    Description 12 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 373g
  • Year 1963
    Description 600 Yards Processed. 10 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 311g
  • Year 1963
    Description 2 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 62g
  • Year 1964
    Description 102 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,173g
  • Year 1964
    Description 32 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 995g

Comments on the production information

  • USGS CRIB D00268.7 BEN WILLIS WORKING ON PORTAGE CREEK IN 1975 (CARNES, 1975). PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1963: 4842 OZ AU, 1162 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 0020500010
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012236 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 050-070

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 050-088

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 050-133

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    ALASKA KARDEX 050-134

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 050-146

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    ALASKA KARDEX 050-210

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 050-271

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 050-297

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 050-309

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 050-331

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 050-367

  • Deposit

    B314n p. 198

  • Deposit

    B542j p. 213

  • Deposit

    B592r p. 360

  • Deposit

    B864A p. 38

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    B897A p. 50

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    B897C pp. 250-251

  • Deposit

    B910A p. 49

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    B917A p. 48

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    B926A p. 44

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    B933A p. 41

  • Deposit

    TDM1 p. 32

  • Deposit

    C248 pp. 3, 15

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    C335 pp. 4-5

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    C348 pp. 11-15

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    B1246 p. 210

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    P530 p. 110

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    MF391

  • Deposit

    OF508 p. 66

  • Deposit

    BMOF98-76 p. 23

  • Deposit

    OF76-633 pp. 54-55

  • 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. 30.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 02-MAY-91 Dwb U.S. Bureau of Mines