Tammany Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307589
Record type Site
Current site name Tammany Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.66276, 63.08962 (WGS84)
Relative position This placer gold occurrence is on a south-flowing tributary to lower Wickersham Creek, just above its junction with Butte Creek. The tributary, locally called Tammany Creek, is not named on the topographic map. The area of activity extends about 2 miles downstream from the map site, which is in the SE1/4 of sec. 13, T. 21 S., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location B-4 of Balen (1990: 34-90).
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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) -147.66276, 63.08962

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The drainage basin of Tammany Creek contains Tertiary or Cretaceous granodiorite and Cretaceous or Jurassic turbidites (Wilson and others, 1998). The placer gold was probably derived from auriferous lodes, such as those at HE172 and HE178.
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active?

Mining district

District name Valdez Creek

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface placer workings.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF HE176

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