Ellie's Gold

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307878
Record type Site
Current site name Ellie's Gold

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -153.46381, 62.10048 (WGS84)
Relative position Ellie's Gold occurrence is in a second order stream that flows westerly about 8 kilometers to Post River. It is at an elevation of 3,900 feet (1,189 m) in the NE1/4 sec. 10, T. 23 N., R. 23 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location was determined from the field map plots of E.E. Harris and corresponds to map number 30 in Bundtzen, Harris, and Gilbert (1997).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore


  • (Local) None.

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) -153.46381, 62.10048

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The Ellie's Gold occurrence is a concentration of placer gold in a second order stream in the Eocene, Terra Cotta Volcanic field. Abundant black sands - including magnetite - were identified in the panned concentrate collected in the field. Bedrock is shallow and the stream more or less flows on bedrock. Stream gradient is about 200 meters/kilometer; i.e., it is steep. The gold appears as several flat, subangular, pin-sized grains in a black-sand-rich concentrate. The pan concentrate also contained 360 ppm chromium, 220 ppm zinc, and 19.4 percent iron (Bundtzen, Harris, and Gilbert, 1997).

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 = The placer gold occurrence was found by Ellen E. Harris in 1988, during regional geochemical and geological investigations in the McGrath A-1 quadrangle by the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (Bundtzen, Harris, and Gilbert, 1997).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MG081

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Bundtzen, T.K., Harris, E.E., and Gilbert, W.G., 1997, Geologic Map of the eastern McGrath quadrangle, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigations 97-14, 34 pages, one sheet, scale 1:125,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Bundtzen and others, 1997

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 08-DEC-98 T.K. Bundtzen Pacific Rim Geological Consulting