Unnamed (in Snowshoe Gulch)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307965
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (in Snowshoe Gulch)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.69119, 64.70778 (WGS84)
Relative position Snowshoe Gulch is an east tributary to Cripple River; the mouth of the Snowshoe Gulch stream is 1.3 miles upstream from where the Nome-Teller road crosses Cripple River. The location is of one claim located in 1977 and reported as Kardex site Kx 52-330 (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982). The claim is at an elevation of about 500 feet on Snowshoe Gulch; its location is approximate.
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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) -165.69119, 64.70778

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Gold can be panned from Snowshoe Gulch, and this claim was probably staked for placer gold. Bedrock of Snowshoe Gulch is almost entirely massive marble (Bundtzen and others, 1994).
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = A single mining claim was located in 1977.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM136

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982, Mining claim location maps -- Nome quadrangle: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 8 p., 3 sheets, scales 1:63,360 and 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Bundtzen, T.K., Reger, R.D., Laird, G.M., Pinney, D.S., Clautice, K.H., Liss, S.A., and Cruse, G.R., 1994, Progress report on the geology and mineral resources of the Nome mining district: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, Public Data-File 94-39, 21 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, 1982

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-MAR-00 Hawley, C.C. and Hudson, Travis L. Hawley Resource Group