Irish Gulch

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307405
Record type Site
Current site name Irish Gulch

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -142.60281, 65.09977 (WGS84)
Relative position The location of the Irish Gulch is not known. Cobb (1972 [MF-390]) reports that it may be within the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of the Charley River quadrangle, within the Circle mining district. Coordinates have been arbitrarily placed near the head of Maud Creek, in T. 3 N., R. 25 E., of the Fairbanks 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) -142.60281, 65.09977

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = There was some placer gold found, but there is no record of mining along the creek (Mertie, 1942).
  • 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 Circle

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = At some point prior to 1942, placer gold was found in the creek.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CY018

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1942, Tertiary deposits of the Eagle-Circle district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 917-D, p. 213-264.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Charley River and Coleen quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-632, 45 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Mertie, 1942

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).
Deposit Other Comments = This site is within the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-APR-00 Cameron, C.E. Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys