Unnamed (on Moore Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308458
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (on Moore Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -156.50251, 57.59934 (WGS84)
Relative position This site is located on Moore Creek approximately 8 miles southeast of Upper Ugashik Lake in T. 30 S., R. 44 W. of the Seward Meridian (MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 6; Church and others, 1989: MF-1539I, locality 19). Site location is accurate to within 3 miles.
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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) -156.50251, 57.59934

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This site represents gold placer claims located on Moore Creek as indicated on U.S. Bureau of Mines maps in 1973. Moore Creek drains an area underlain by sedimentary and volcanic units of the Jurassic Naknek Formation (Detterman and others, 1987).
  • Age = Quaternary.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Alaska Peninsula

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Gold placer claims were staked on Moore Creek according to 1973 U.S. Bureau of Mines maps.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF UG007

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1973, Alaska 1:250,000-scale quadrangle map overlays showing mineral deposit locations, principal minerals, and number and type of claims: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 95 overlays (updated in 1986, 1987).

  • Deposit

    Detterman, R.L., Case, J.E., Wilson, F.H., and Yount, M.E., 1987, Geologic map of the Ugashik, Bristol Bay, and part of the Karluk quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series Map I-1685, 1 map sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Church, S.E., Detterman, R.L., and Wilson, F.H., 1989, Mineral and energy resource assessment maps of the Ugashik, Bristol Bay, and western Karluk quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 1539-I, 2 map sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Church and others, 1989 (MF-1539I)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer gold-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Deposit Other Comments = This site is on land selected by the Koniag Native Corporation.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-00 S.H. Pilcher U.S. Geological Survey