Neck Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307329
Record type Site
Current site name Neck Creek
Alternate or previous names Coon Gulch

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.00332, 67.4697 (WGS84)
Relative position The location of Neck Creek is imprecise; it probably is the same as Coon Gulch, shown on modern maps, which is located approximately 4 miles west northwest of Minnie Creek Lake. Reed (1938) described the location of this creek as a left-limit tributary of the Middle Fork Koyukuk River that empties into the Middle Fork about 1/4 mile above the mouth of the Hammond River. The prospect may actually be in the Wiseman quadrangle west of the Chandalar quadrangle, but the reference point has been plotted in the Chandalar quadrangle near the western limit of Coon Gulch (SE1/4 sec. 33, T. 31 N., R. 11 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian). The location is accurate within a 2-mile radius.
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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) -150.00332, 67.4697

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The only description of this occurrence indicates that prospecting in the early days, about 1910 produced very good results but that as of 1937 no one had worked on the creek since then (Reed, 1938). No other information is available.
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Koyukuk

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Prospecting only.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CH032

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Chandalar and Wiseman quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-340, 205 p.

  • Deposit

    DeYoung, J.H., Jr., 1978, Mineral resources map of the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-878-B, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Cruz, E.L., 1983, Summaries of data and lists of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Chandalar quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-278, 91 p.

  • Deposit

    Reed, I.M., 1938, Upper Koyukuk region, Alaska (Wiseman, Chandalar, and Bettles): Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 194-7, 201 p

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Reed, 1938

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-NOV-99 J.M. Britton U.S. Geological Survey