Ullrich (Judy and Deb Bench claims)

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308000
Record type Site
Current site name Ullrich (Judy and Deb Bench claims)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.40248, 64.60338 (WGS84)
Relative position The William H. Ullrich placer mine is on the south-facing part of the ridge between Rock Creek and Glacier Creek. The map site is at the midpoint between the Judy and Deb Bench claims (U.S. Mineral Survey No. 2271) at an elevation of 350 feet on the boundary of sections 23 and 24, T. 10 S., R. 34 W., Kateel River Meridian. The location is accurate within 250 feet.
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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) -165.40248, 64.60338

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = A high-level (bench) gold placer was discovered and probably mined as recently as the 1960,s. The claims were surveyed for patent in 1976, and two were patented in 1977. The main placer pit is excavated subparallel to a south-trending gulch into Glacier Creek; it is on the Judy Bench. Numerous pits were excavated on the upper Deb Bench claim where there are sparsely scattered, rounded granitic boulders. Most of the production from the mine was from the lower Judy Bench, but exploration cuts and granitic boulders are found at least to about 650 feet elevation, similar to some of the high-level benches near Dexter (NM246, NM247, and NM248). The origin of the high-level bench placers is uncertain, but they predate, and furnished placer gold to, younger alluvial placers such as Glacier Creek (NM220) and Anvil Creek (NM236).
  • Age = Probably Pleistocene; possibly Tertiary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Probably inactive

Mining district

District name Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = The claims were mined hydraulically, probably as recently as the 1960s.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM218

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. Mineral Survey No. 2271 by Maurice Oswald, 1976, patent granted April 19, 1977 (available at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage).

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = This report

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-JUL-00 Hawley, C.C. and Hudson, Travis L. Hawley Resource Group