Too Much Gold Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307744
Record type Site
Current site name Too Much Gold Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.29995, 65.06668 (WGS84)
Relative position Too Much Gold Creek is a tributary of Fairbanks Creek, located approximately 4 miles from Cleary Summit, and accessible via the Fairbanks Creek road. The location given is near the confluence with Fairbanks Creek on the north side of the road.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

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) -147.29995, 65.06668

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Evidence of recent placer mining (1980's?) near the confluence of Too Much Gold Creek and Fairbanks Creek was observed in 1999 (J. Schaefer, field observation, 1999). Bedrock in the area is quartz muscovite schist, quartzite and chlorite quartzose schist (Newberry and others, 1996). Too Much Gold Creek drains an area that includes several prospects and mines that have been worked for their gold in quartz veins (Too Much Gold Creek Divide, ARDF no. LG176; Basham, ARDF no. LG177; Excelsior, ARDF no. LG179; Plumbum, ARDF no. LG168; Governor, ARDF no. LG172; and Whitehorse, ARDF no. LG170).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = No record of production.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The ground near the mouth of the creek, just north of Fairbanks Creek road appears to have been placer mined. The amount of vegetation suggests that this mining probably took place in the 1980's (J. Schaefer, field observation, 1999).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG169

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Freeman, C.J., and Schaefer, Janet, 1999: Alaska Resource Data File, Livengood quadrangle: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-574, 464 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = This description

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer gold deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 27-JUL-99 C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation