Bedrock Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308626
Record type Site
Current site name Bedrock Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.44096, 65.06568 (WGS84)
Relative position Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 88; NW1/4NW1/4 sec. 30, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The coordinates given are for the approximate center of placered ground. It is unclear where the gold-quartz vein was encountered in the bedrock.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.44096, 65.06568

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Bedrock uncovered in the placer apparently contained some auriferous quartz veins that were mined from an open cut and milled at nearby Cleary Hill Mill (Brooks, 1923, p. 30).

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 was reported but there is no record of amount of production.

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Auriferous quartz veins were mined from an open cut and milled at nearby Cleary Hill Mill (Brooks, 1923, p. 30).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF LG116

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brooks, A.H., 1923, The Alaska mining industry in 1921: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 739, p. 1-50.

  • Deposit

    Joesting, H.R., 1942, Strategic mineral occurences in interior Alaska: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Pamphlet 1, 46 p.

  • Deposit

    Byers, F.M., Jr., 1957, Tungsten deposits in the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1024-I, p. 179-216.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-633, 72 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-819, 241 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-413, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1975, Mineral resources of Alaska, in Yount, M.E., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Program, 1975: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 722, p. 37.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Brooks, 1923

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Gold-quartz vein.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 04-MAY-1999 C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation