Flume Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308622
Record type Site
Current site name Flume Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.54295, 65.00067 (WGS84)
Relative position The coordinates given are for the approximate center of a 0.5 mile long placered area along Flume Creek, which is about 4 miles northeast of Fox off the Steese Highway; NE1/4 sec. 18, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.
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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) -147.54295, 65.00067

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Placer gold was mined by open-cut in 1915 and by small scale operations in the 1960's (Brooks, 1915; Eberlein and others, 1977).

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 = Mining has been reported but the amount of gold produced is unknown.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Open-cut placer gold mining was reported in 1915 (Brooks, 1915, p. 59). Small-scale mining was reported a few years in the 1960's (Eberlein and others, 1977, p. 39).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG063

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1915, Mineral resources of Alaska in 1914: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 622, 238 p.

  • Deposit

    Chapman, R.M., and Foster, R.L., 1969, Lode mines and prospects in the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 625-D, 25 p., 1 plate.

  • Deposit

    Eberlein, G.D., Chapman, R.M., Foster, H.L., and Gassaway, J.S., 1977, Map and table describing known metalliferous and selected nonmetalliferous mineral deposits in central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-168-D, 132 p., 1 map, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Eberlein and others, 1977

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 04-MAY-1999 C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation