Canyon Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308648
Record type Site
Current site name Canyon Creek

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -154.34296, 63.42949 (WGS84)
Relative position The Canyon Creek placer occurrence is situated in Canyon Creek at an elevation of 1,250 feet (381 m) in Section 1, T. 24 S., R. 23 E., of the Kateel River Meridian. Location is imprecise and judged to be within a one mile (1.6 km) radius.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 121
USGS model code 39c
BC deposit profile C01. C02
Deposit model name Shoreline placer Ti

Nearby scientific data

(1) -154.34296, 63.42949

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Brown (1926) mentions that placer gold was found in Canyon Creek around 1920. No details as to the thickness of overburden, pay gravels or grade are known. Age of mineralization is unknown.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Active

Mining district

District name McGrath

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF MD052

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Brown, J.S., 1926, The Nixon Fork country: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 783. p. 97-144.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Brown, 1926

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Placer Au-PGE (Cox and Singer, 1986; model no. 39c)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 07-JUN-1998 Bundtzen, T.K. Pacific Rim Geological Consulting