Lindblom Creek

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308951
MRDS ID A012896
Record type Site
Current site name Lindblom Creek
Related records 10112248, 10002047

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.44608, 64.62148 (WGS84)
Relative position This alluvial placer gold mine is on Lindblom Creek, an east tributary to Snake River. The placer is upstream of the Snake River road crossing of Lindblom Creek and 1.5 miles south-southwest of Mount Byrnteson. This is locality 97 of Cobb (1972 [MF 463], 1978 [OFR 78-93]). The location is in the east-central part of section 15, T. 10 S., R. 34 W., Kateel River Meridian, and is accurate to about 500 feet.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Tungsten Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • Sulfidization of bedrock schist.

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) -165.44608, 64.62148

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Small amounts of placer gold and scheelite are present on Lindblom Creek. Some placer gold was produced from 4- to 5-foot-thick gravels in the narrow, 25-foot-wide part of the upper creek (Collier and others, 1908; Moffit, 1913). Some scheelite-bearing quartz veins are also reported in the drainage (Coats, 1944; Anderson, 1947; Thorne and others, 1948). Lower Lindblom Creek drains an area of sulfidized schist marked by an arsenic soil anomaly defined as greater than 400 ppm arsenic. A gold-in-soil anomaly, contained within the arsenic anomaly, defined as greater than 80 ppb gold, extends for about 2000 feet along and immediately north of Lindblom Creek (BHP Minerals, written communication, 1990; C. C. Hawley, written communication for Kennecott Exploration Company, 1993). The arsenic anomaly projects toward the extensive arsenic anomaly at the Rock Creek deposit (NM207) but is separated from it by a possibly barren zone along the post-mineral Brynteson fault, the unnamed, north-striking fault mapped by Hummel (1962 [MF 247]), about one-half mile west of Mount Brynteson. The country rocks are mainly chloritic mica schist of Paleozoic protolith age (Hummel, 1962 [MF 247]; Sainsbury, Hummel, and Hudson, 1972 [OFR 72-326]; Till and Dumoulin, 1994; Bundtzen and others, 1994).
  • Age = Quaternary.

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 Nome

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Some small-scale surface placer mine workings are present.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NM205
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012896
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D002587

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Collier, A. J., Hess, F.L., Smith, P.S., and Brooks, A.H., 1908, The gold placers of parts of Seward Peninsula, Alaska, including the Nome, Council, Kougarok, Port Clarence, and Goodhope precincts: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 328, 343 p.

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., 1913, Geology of the Nome and Grand Central quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 533, 140 p.

  • Deposit

    Anderson, Eskil, 1947, Mineral occurrences other than gold deposits in northwestern Alaska: Alaska Territorial Division of Mines Pamphlet 5-R, 48 p.

  • Deposit

    Thorne, R.L., Muir, N.M., Erickson, A.W., Thomas, B. I., Hedie, H. E., and Wright, W. S., 1948, Tungsten deposits of Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4174, 22 p.

  • Deposit

    Hummel, C.L., 1962, Preliminary geologic map of the Nome C-1 quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-247, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Sainsbury, C.L., Hummel, C.L., and Hudson, Travis, 1972, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Nome quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 72-326, 28 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-463, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Nome quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report 78-93, 213 p.

  • Deposit

    Till, A.B., and Dumoulin, J.A, 1994, Geology of Seward Peninsula and St. Lawrence Island, in Plafker, G., and Berg, H.C., eds., The Geology of Alaska: Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, DNAG, v. G-1, p. 141-152.

  • Deposit

    Bundtzen, T.K., Reger, R.D., Laird, G.M., Pinney, D.S., Clautice, K.H., Liss, S.A., and Cruse, G.R., 1994, Progress report on the geology and mineral resources of the Nome mining district: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, Public Data-File 94-39, 21 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Coats, R.R., 1944, Lode scheelite occurrences of the Nome area: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 17, 6 p.

  • Deposit

    Thorne, R.L., Muir, N.M., Erickson, A.W., Thomas, B. I., Hedie, H. E., and Wright, W. S., 1948, Tungsten deposits of Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation 4174, 51 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Moffit, 1913

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Alluvial placer gold deposit probably in part developed as a residual placer on sulfidized (arsenopyrite) schist. (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-JUL-00 Hawley, C.C. and Hudson, Travis L. Hawley Resource Group