Fox Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308621
Record type Site
Current site name Fox Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.59696, 65.00767 (WGS84)
Relative position The location given is on upper Fox Creek, near the upper limits of placer activity on the creek.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

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) -147.59696, 65.00767

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Bedrock in the Fox Creek drainage is quartz muscovite schist, quartzite and chlorite quartzose schist with the upper drainage intruded by Cretaceous granite, tonalite and quartz diorite (Newberry and others, 1996). Based on field observations in 1999, Fox Creek had been placer mined, possibly in the 1980's, up to the head of the creek, in the northeast quarter of section 17, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian (J. Schaefer, 1999, field observation).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the production information

  • Production Notes = No record of amount of production.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Based on field observations in 1999, Fox Creek was probably placer mined in the 1980's.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG061

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Freeman, C.J., and Schaefer, Janet, 1999: Alaska Resource Data File, Livengood quadrangle: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-574, 464 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = This description

General comments

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

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 26-JUL-1999 C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation