Dominion Creek (upper)

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307249
Record type Site
Current site name Dominion Creek (upper)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -159.51282, 60.97933 (WGS84)
Relative position Dominion Creek is a west tributary to Salmon River. This location is 1/2 mile below the mouth of Eureka Creek (BH018), a west tributary to Dominion Creek. The map site is in the SE1/4 of section, T 10 N, R 58 W, of the Seward Meridian. It is locality 13 of Cobb (1972 [MF 455]) and of Hoare and Cobb (1977).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 119
USGS model code 39a
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Placer Au-PGE
Mark3 model number 54

Nearby scientific data

(1) -159.51282, 60.97933

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Dominion Creek and its principal tributaries head on Mt. Plummer and Marvel Dome, where an Upper Cretaceous granitic stock is surrounded by hornfels in sedimentary rocks of the mid-Cretaceous Kuskokwim Group (Box and others, 1993). Placer gold has been found on the creek but there apparently has been no mining (Hoare and Cobb, 1977). A small glacier occupied the headwater valley of Dominion Creek. The middle and lower part of the drainage contains outwash deposits that are incised by the present creek (Maddren, 1915, p. 337).
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Aniak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Placer claims have been staked on at least the lower half of Dominion Creek and some exploration is assumed to have taken place.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BH012

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Maddren, A.G., 1915, Gold placers of the lower Kuskokwim with a note on copper in the Russian Mountains: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 622-H, p. 292-360.

  • Deposit

    Hoare, J.M., and Cobb, E.H., 1977, Mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bethel, Goodnews, and Russian Mission quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-156, 98 p.

  • Deposit

    Box, S.E, Moll-Stalcup, E.J., Frost, T.P., and Murphy, J.M., 1993, Preliminary geologic map of the Bethel and southern Russian Mission quadrangles, southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2226-A, 20 p., scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Bethel quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-455, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Maddren, 1915

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 24-MAR-01 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology