Greenstone Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Platinum

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307309
Record type Site
Current site name Greenstone Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.14329, 65.16939 (WGS84)
Relative position This reported occurrence is on Greenstone Creek near its junction with Dime Creek. The map site is in section 4, T. 4S., R. 12 W., Kateel River Meridian.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Platinum Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Platinum 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) -161.14329, 65.16939

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A placer deposit of platinum reportedly is in the gravels of Greenstone Creek, and in the gravels of Dime Creek below the mouth of Greenstone Creek (Mertie, 1918).
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Koyuk

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CA050

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

    Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1918, Placer mining on Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 662-H, p. 451-458.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Mertie, 1918

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-JAN-00 Williams, Anita U.S. Geological Survey