Unnamed (on Baituk Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Tin, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308391
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (on Baituk Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -167.71642, 65.56426 (WGS84)
Relative position Baituk Creek is a south-southwest flowing stream about 6 miles long, that enters the Bering Sea about 5.5 miles east of Tin City and 3.7 miles west of York. This location is 4.25 miles upstream from the mouth of the creek. It is locality 30 of Cobb and Sainsbury (1972). Cobb (1975) summarized relevant references under the name 'Baituk Cr.'.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Tin Primary
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Cassiterite Ore
Gold Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 123
USGS model code 39e
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Alluvial placer Sn

Nearby scientific data

(1) -167.71642, 65.56426

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Bedrock in the drainage is a slaty metapelitic and metasandstone sequence of unknown but probable Paleozoic age locally intruded by altered mafic bodies (Sainsbury, 1972). The three USBM churn-drill hole completed at this location encountered 4 to 5 feet of gravel over bedrock. Heavy mineral concentrates from these drill holes contained a trace of tin and one contained a trace of gold. The heavy minerals included pyrite, limonite psuedomorphs after pyrite, augite, cassiterite and gold. A sample from a prospect pit on Justice Creek contained 0.003 % eU and a trace of gold. Two other prospect pits in the area failed to reach bedrock and samples from them did not contain uranium or gold values.
  • Age = Quaternary

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Port Clarence

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Three USBM churn-drill holes on Baituk Creek and three prospect pits, one each in the headwater drainage of Baituk Creek and the headwater tributaries, Fremont and Justice Creeks, were completed in this area.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF TE016

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., and Sainsbury, C.L., 1972, Metallic mineral resource map of the Teller quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-426, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Sainsbury, C.L., 1972, Geologic map of the Teller quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Map I-685, 4 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Teller quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-587, 130 p.

  • Deposit

    Mulligan, J.J., 1959, Sampling stream gravels for tin, near York, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 5520, 25 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Mulligan, 1959

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-MAY-98 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology