Colorado Creek

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10282124
MRDS ID A012433
MAS/MILS ID 0020650011
Record type Site
Current site name Colorado Creek
Related records 10107524

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -155.99191, 63.60636 (WGS84)
Elevation 210
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
Kateel River 022 S 015 E 04 NESWSW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -155.99191, 63.60636

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 State

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Rosander Mining Co. (Attn. Ronald Rosander).
    ID 5000386
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1986

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020650011
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012433 MAS references MRDS
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 5000386

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    B542m pp. 293-295

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    B864C pp. 172-173

  • Deposit

    BMOF98-76 p. 52

  • Deposit

    AK MINE LICENSE-1985 No. 319

  • Deposit

    SR39 p. 24

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    BUNDTZEN, T.K., R.C. SWAINBANK, A.H. CLOUGH, M.W. HENNING,

  • Deposit

    AND E.W. HANSEN. ALASKA'S MINERAL INDUSTRY 1994. AK DIV.

  • Deposit

    GEOL. AND GEOPHYS. SURV. SPEC. REP. 48, 1994, P. 27.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit NO ALASKA KARDEX. PRODUCTION PRIOR TO 1966: 41,642 OZ. OF GOLD, 5,445 OZ. OF SILVER (USBMAFOC FILES). IN THE PAST MINING WAS DONE BY MEANS OF A HYDRAULIC PLANT AND ELEVATOR (B864). RONALD ROSANDER WORKED COLORADO CREEK WITH A DOZER IN 1975. ADDRESS: RONALD ROSANDER, MCGRATH, AK 99627 3 FT. OF MUCK UNDERLAIN BY 8-17 FT OF GRAVEL. THE GRAVEL IS COARSE WITH MANY LG BOULDERS, CONSISTS OF GRANITIC ROCKS AND CHERT, WITH SMALLER AMTS OF BASALTIC ROCKS, GREENSTONE, AND SANDSTONE. THE BEDROCK IS A SOFT, IRON-STAINED SANDSTONE, PROBABLY OF UPPER CRETACEOUS OR EOCENE AGE. THE GOLD EXTENDS FROM LOWER 2 FT. OF GRAVEL THROUGH SEVERAL FT. OF BEDROCK. UNREPORTED PRODUCTION DURING 1993 (SR 48).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 26-APR-1995 Hall U.S. Bureau of Mines