Jones Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307801
Record type Site
Current site name Jones Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -154.71295, 63.31948 (WGS84)
Relative position The Jones Creek placer occurrence is situated in Jones Creek valley at an elevation of about 850 feet (259 m) in Section 17, T. 25 S., R. 22 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. Location is imprecisely known and judged to be within a two mile (3.2 km) radius.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 121
USGS model code 39c
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Shoreline placer Ti

Nearby scientific data

(1) -154.71295, 63.31948

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer gold was discovered in Jones Creek about 1920 (Brown, 1926; King and others,1983). No bedrock is exposed. No estimates of gravel thickness are available. Age of mineralization is unknown.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name McGrath

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Discovery occurred about 1920. There are no records of any production.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MD058

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brown, J.S., 1926, The Nixon Fork country: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 783. p. 97-144.

  • Deposit

    King, H.D., Tripp, R.B., O'Leary, R.M., and Cooley, E.F., 1983, Distribution and abundance of copper, lead, and zinc in nonmagnetic and moderately magnetic heavy-mineral- concentrate, minus-80-mesh stream-sediment, and ash of aquatic-bryophyte samples, Medfra quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-811-I, 6 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Brown, 1926

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model no. 39c)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 06-JUN-98 Bundtzen, T.K. Pacific Rim Geological Consulting