McCallie Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307519
Record type Site
Current site name McCallie Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.85282, 63.10958 (WGS84)
Relative position Occurrences of placer gold are on McCallie Creek, an east-flowing tributary of Ohio Creek. The occurrences extend from the mouth of McCallie Creek upstream to the map site, which is in the Se1/4 of sec. 9, T. 21 S., R. 12 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location E-32 of Balen (1990: OFR 34-90) and is accurate to within 1 mile.
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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) -149.85282, 63.10958

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = McCallie Creek hosts several placer gold occurrences. Its drainage area includes Upper Triassic limestone and basalt, in thrust contact with Lower Jurassic and Upper Triassic sandstone, siltstone, argillite, and conglomerate (Wilson and others, 1998). In places, these units are cut by several generations of veins related to Upper Cretaceous or Lower Tertiary plutons. The placer gold probably was derived from the erosion of such veins.
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface only.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE060

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Balen, M.D., 1990, Geochemical sampling results from the Bureau of Mines Investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 34-90, 218 p., 2 plates, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Kurtak, J.M., Southworth, D.D., Balen, M.D., and Clautice, K.H., 1992, Mineral investigations in the Valdez Creek mining district, south-central Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 1-92, 659 p., 2 plates, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Wilson, F.H., Dover, J.H., Bradley, D.C., Weber, F.R., Bundtzen, T.K., and Haeussler, P.J., 1998, Geologic map of central (interior) Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-133, 17 p., 2 sheetsm, scale 1:500,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Balen, 1990 (OFR 34-90)

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 07-APR-00 N. Van Wyck Stevens Exploration Management Corporation