Slate Creek (upper)

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307470
Record type Site
Current site name Slate Creek (upper)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -161.16271, 59.34927 (WGS84)
Relative position This mine or prospect is on the upper part of Slate Creek (GO020), about 1/4 mile above the junction of Fox Creek (GO018), an east tributary to Slate Creek. The map site is in the SE1/4 of section 36, T 9 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) -161.16271, 59.34927

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Fechner (1988) noted that hand mining had taken place on Slate Creek, 1/4 mile above the mouth of Fox Creek (GO018), an east tributary to Slate Creek. He also noted that another placer camp was at the mouth of Caribou Creek, about 1/4 mile upstream of this location. Fechner (1988) collected seven sediment samples along about six miles of the Slate Creek drainage above the mouth of Wattamuse Creek. The gold content of these samples ranged up to 0.0014 ounce per cubic yard. Bedrock in the area includes Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks, locally intruded by Upper Cretaceous to Lower Tertiary granitic rocks and Jurassic mafic/ultramafic plutonic rocks (Hoare and Coonrad, 1978).
  • 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 Goodnews Bay

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some evidence of small-scale hand mining or prospecting is apparently present at this locality (Fechner, 1988).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF GO042

Bibliographic references

  • 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