Hunter Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307308
Record type Site
Current site name Hunter Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.47336, 65.7494 (WGS84)
Relative position The occurrence is at an elevation of about 350 feet the right fork of Hunter Creek. The occurrence extends about a mile in both directions along the creek. The map site is in section 13, T. 4 N., R. 14 W., Kateel River Meridian.
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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) -161.47336, 65.7494

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Stream and bench gravels along the right fork of Hunter Creek have been prospected or mined for placer gold. One man prospected on the right fork in 1947.
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairhaven

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CA049

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Candle, Holy Cross, Norton Bay, Nulato, and Unalakleet quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-866, 102 p.

  • Deposit

    Cass, J.T., 1959, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Candle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-287, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Gault, H.R., Killeen, P.L., West, W.S. and others, 1953, Reconnaissance for radioactive deposits in the northwestern part of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska 1945-47 and 1951: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 250, 31 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Gault and others, 1953

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 12-JAN-00 Williams, Anita U.S. Geological Survey