Honolulu Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307522
Record type Site
Current site name Honolulu Creek
Alternate or previous names Chulitna Forks

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.54281, 63.05958 (WGS84)
Relative position The map site of this placer gold occurrence is on the northwest bank of Honolulu Creek, just downstream from the George Parks Highway. It is in the SW1/4 of sec. 30, T. 21 S., R. 10 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The placer apparently extends downstream from the east boundary of sec. 30, to the mouth of Honolulu Creek. This site corresponds to loc. D-24 in Balen (1990: OFR 34-90). Also see Additional comments.
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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) -149.54281, 63.05958

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Honolulu Creek drains an area underlain by Tertiary (Eocene?) intrusive rocks and Lower Cretaceous or Upper Jurassic turbidite (Wilson and others, 1998). The placer gold in Honolulu Creek may have been derived from the erosion of lode deposits like those at HE131 and HE133.
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = There are surface workings only.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE070

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

    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)
Deposit Other Comments = MAS File number 0020670132 erroneously places this occurrence in T. 22 S.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-APR-00 N. Van Wyck Stevens Exploration Management Corporation