Little Minook Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Bismuth, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Gold, Lead, Manganese, Mercury, Silver, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10281903
MRDS ID A015229
MAS/MILS ID 0020480007
Record type Site
Current site name Little Minook Creek
Alternate or previous names Idaho Bar, Stardust 1-4
Related records 10002769

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Claim
Geographic coordinates: -150.01978, 65.45654 (WGS84)
Elevation 229
Location accuracy 100(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 012 W 04 SESESW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Bismuth Tertiary
Chromium Tertiary
Cobalt Tertiary
Copper Tertiary
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Manganese Tertiary
Mercury Tertiary
Silver Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Claim (1) -150.01978, 65.45654

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Placer
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1896
Year of first production 1958

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Federal

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Ira Weisner
    ID 5000331
    Interest 17
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1975
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Little Minook Mining Co.
    ID 5000331
    Interest 50
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1976
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Melnikoff
    ID 5000331
    Interest 33
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1976

Production statistics

  • Year 1906
    Description 1893 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 58,879g
  • Year 1907
    Description 1214 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 37,760g
  • Year 1907
    Description 81 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,519g
  • Year 1915
    Description 741 Yards Processed. 194 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 6,034g
  • Year 1916
    Description 3,388 Yards Processed. 914 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 28,429g
  • Year 1917
    Description 2,333 Yards Processed. 281 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 8,740g
  • Year 1917
    Description 49 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,524g
  • Year 1918
    Description 563 Yards Processed. 169 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,256g
  • Year 1918
    Description 29 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 902g
  • Year 1919
    Description 888 Yards Processed. 493 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 15,334g
  • Year 1919
    Description 38 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 1,182g
  • Year 1920
    Description 3,403 Yards Processed. 188 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,847g
  • Year 1921
    Description 3,392 Yards Processed. 364 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 11,322g
  • Year 1922
    Description 2,970 Yards Processed. 365 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 11,353g
  • Year 1923
    Description 1,681 Yards Processed. 283 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 8,802g
  • Year 1924
    Description 12,041 Yards Processed. 367 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 11,415g
  • Year 1925
    Description 80 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,488g
  • Year 1926
    Description 140 Yards Processed. 367 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 11,415g
  • Year 1927
    Description 268 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 8,336g
  • Year 1928
    Description 31 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 964g
  • Year 1929
    Description 134 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,168g
  • Year 1929
    Description 9 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 280g
  • Year 1930
    Description 141 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,386g
  • Year 1931
    Description 165 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,132g
  • Year 1932
    Description 177 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,505g
  • Year 1933
    Description 1,666 Yards Processed. 144 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,479g
  • Year 1934
    Description 12 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 373g
  • Year 1935
    Description 15 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 467g
  • Year 1936
    Description 102 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,173g
  • Year 1941
    Description 134 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,168g
  • Year 1941
    Description 17 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 529g
  • Year 1942
    Description 721 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 22,426g
  • Year 1942
    Description 14 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 435g
  • Year 1945
    Description 10 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 311g
  • Year 1945
    Description 2 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 62g
  • Year 1946
    Description 25,000 Yards Processed. 575 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 17,885g
  • Year 1946
    Description 73 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,271g
  • Year 1947
    Description 150,000 Yards Processed. 843 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 26,220g
  • Year 1947
    Description 101 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 3,141g
  • Year 1949
    Description 88,000 Yards Processed. 1454 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 45,224g
  • Year 1949
    Description 205 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 6,376g
  • Year 1950
    Description 149,900 Yards Processed. 1412 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 43,918g
  • Year 1950
    Description 86 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,675g
  • Year 1951
    Description 60,000 Yards Processed. 1118 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 34,774g
  • Year 1951
    Description 82 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 2,550g
  • Year 1953
    Description 335 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 10,420g
  • Year 1953
    Description 24 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 746g
  • Year 1954
    Description 2,500 Yards Processed. 267 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 8,305g
  • Year 1954
    Description 23 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 715g
  • Year 1955
    Description 710 Yards Processed. 124 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,857g
  • Year 1955
    Description 10 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 311g
  • Year 1956
    Description 31,410 Yards Processed. 351 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 10,917g
  • Year 1956
    Description 27 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 840g
  • Year 1958
    Description 1,330 Yards Processed. 103 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,204g
  • Year 1958
    Description 7 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 218g
  • Year 1959
    Description 6,700 Yards Processed. 246 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 7,651g
  • Year 1959
    Description 16 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 498g
  • Year 1960
    Description 3,000 Yards Processed. 163 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 5,070g
  • Year 1960
    Description 11 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 342g
  • Year 1961
    Description 2,000 Yards Processed. 82 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 2,550g
  • Year 1961
    Description 5 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 156g
  • Year 1963
    Description 3,667 Yards Processed. 27 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 840g
  • Year 1963
    Description 2 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 62g
  • Year 1965
    Description 275 Yards Processed. 11 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 342g
  • Year 1965
    Description 1 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1966
    Description 2,667 Yards Processed. 124 Troy Ounces Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 3,857g
  • Year 1966
    Description 7 Troy Ounces Silver
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 218g

Comments on the production information

  • USGS CRIB D002621. PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1967: 20,245 OZ AU, 1272 OZ AG (USBM FILES). LODE MANGANESE OCCURRENCE IS REPORTED ON LITTLE MINOOK CR. (GC 12, P. 5).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020480007
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015229 MAS references MRDS
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 5000331

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 048-029

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 048-030

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 048-032

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 048-033

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Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 19-JUL-1995 Carnes, R. David U.S. Bureau of Mines