Malaria Creek

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307469
Record type Site
Current site name Malaria Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.30271, 59.32927 (WGS84)
Relative position Malaria Creek is a north tributary to Granite Creek with headwaters against the divide between Granite and Wattamuse Creeks. It is unnamed on USGS topographic maps, but is located by elevation and coordinates given by Fechner (1988) and Hoare and Cobb (1977). The confluence of Malaria and Granite Creeks is about 2 3/4 miles upstream of the mouth of Granite Creek on Goodnews River. For this record, the map site is on Malaria Creek at an elevation of 750 feet, in the NE1/4 of section 7, T 10 S, R 71 W, of the Seward Meridian.
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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) -161.30271, 59.32927

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Malaria Creek has been prospected, but mining has apparently not occurred (Hoare and Cobb, 1977). It is a small side stream in a glaciated valley. A 0.1 cubic yard placer sample collected at an elevation of 1,000 feet (Fechner, 1988) contained a trace of gold and a heavy mineral concentrate that contained anomalous geochemical values of molybdenum and tellurium. Bedrock in the area includes Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks intruded by an Upper Cretaceous granitic stock (Hoare and Coonrad, 1978).
  • Age = Holocene.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Goodnews Bay

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF GO041

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Hoare, J.M., and Cobb, E.H., 1977, Mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bethel, Goodnews, and Russian Mission quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-156, 98 p.

  • Deposit

    Hoare, J.M., and Coonrad, W.L., 1978, Geologic map of the Goodnews and Hagemeister Island quadrangles region, southwestern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-9-B, two sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Fechner, S.A., 1988, Bureau of Mines mineral investigation of the Goodnews Bay mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 1-88, 230 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Fechner, 1988

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 20-MAR-01 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology