Turner Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307301
Record type Site
Current site name Turner Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -164.40338, 65.49933 (WGS84)
Relative position Turner Creek is a west tributary to Boulder Creek (BN015). A locality on this creek was not included by Cobb (1972; MF 417) but Cobb (1975; OFR 75-429; 1981; OFR 81-363A) does make reference to it. This locality could be anywhere along Turner Creek and therfore cannot be located closer than a few miles.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

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) -164.40338, 65.49933

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer gold was reported to have been discovered and the creek staked by 1901 (Collier, 1902). Placer mining was reported to have taken place in 1938 (Smith, 1938).
  • Age = Quaternary

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Kougarok

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some placer workings are reported but the specific location is not known.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BN141

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Collier, A.J., 1902, A reconnaissance of the northwestern portion of Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 2, 70 p.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S., 1938, Mineral industry of Alaska in 1936: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 897-A, p. 1-107.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-429, 123 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1981, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral occurrences in the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska, supplement to open-file report 75-429, Part A, Summaries of data to January 1, 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-363-A, 25 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1981, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral occurrences in the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska, supplement to open-file report 75-429, Part B, List of references to January 1, 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-363-B, 26 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1981, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral occurrences in the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska, supplement to open-file report 75-429; Part B, List of references to January 1, 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-363-B, 26 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1981, Summaries of data on and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral occurrences in the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska; Supplement to open-file report 75-429; Part A, Summaries of data to January 1, 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-363-A, 25 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-417, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Collier, 1902

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 15-MAR-99 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology