placer mining south fork koyukuk river

placer mining south fork koyukuk river

South Fork Koyukuk River Mine Near Coldfoot, Alaska |

The South Fork Koyukuk River Mine is near Coldfoot, Alaska. Historically the site has been associated with the Koyukuk Mining District which is now part of the Gates of the Arctic Wilderness. The South Fork Koyukuk River Mine is a placer mining operation. Initial production took place in 1922. Site identification and general characteristics.

Placer Mining South Fork Koyukuk River -

Gold Bench Mine, Koyukuk District, Yukon-Koyukuk Borough ... Location: Gold Bench is located on a prominent bend in the South Fork . ... The placer is about 1000 feet wide and 0.8 mile long and covers an area of about ... high channel along the north side of the South Fork, Koyukuk River at Gold Bench.

A Short History of Mining on the Koyukuk - Gates Of The ...

2015-4-14 · Prospectors on Myrtle Creek near Middle Fork of Koyukuk River, 1899. Courtesy of USGS Photographic Library (Schrader 402). This article by H. Pringel was published in The Pathfinder (Valdez) in that magazine’s April 1921 issue. It describes two decades of placer gold mining in the Koyukuk River

Koyukuk River, South Fork – Western Mining History

The Koyukuk River, South Fork is a gold mine located in Alaska at an elevation of 1,152 feet. About the MRDS Data: All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

South Fork Koyukuk River Gold Mine In Yukon-Koyukuk ...

The South Fork Koyukuk River Gold Mine is in Yukon-Koyukuk, Alaska. Historically the site has been associated with the Koyukuk Mining District which is now part of the Gates of the Arctic Wilderness. The South Fork Koyukuk River Gold Mine was closed at the time of

Gold Bench (ARDF #BT003) Au - USGS

Gold Bench is on a prominent bend in the South Fork Koyukuk River, about 1.2 miles upstream from the mouth of John R Creek. The mine is named on the current (1975) Bettles D-2 topographic map. The placer is about 1,000 feet wide, 2,000 feet long, and covers an area of about 60 to 100 acres. The location is accurate.

Koyukuk River Regional Gold Mining History

Koyukuk River Regional Gold Mining History Natural resources development in the Koyukuk River region dates back to the early 1890’s when miners began to find gold on the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River. Tramway Bar in 1893 was the first significant pay strike. By

DAVIS CREEK MINING COMPANY, LLC GREG CLAYTON

2019-4-1 · Davis Creek Mine consists of several unpatented placer and lode claims for gold located in the State of Alaska near the confluence of Davis Creek and the South Fork of the Koyukuk River.15 According to BLM records, the five placer mining claims associated with the Mine were located in 1982 and 1997.16 The Mine site is located in northern

Tramway Bar (ARDF #WI156) Au - USGS

Tramway Bar is located on the west side of the Middle Fork, Koyukuk River, about 0.4 mile south-southwest of Chapman Island; Tramway Bar is labeled on the Wiseman A-1 topographic map. The placer deposit is located on a bench about 80 to 100 feet above river level. The location is accurate.

Davis Creek (ARDF #BT006) Au - mrdata.usgs.gov

Davis Creek is a tributary to the South Fork, Koyukuk River; the lower half mile of the creek has been extensively mined. The mouth of Davis Creek is about 3.6 miles northwest of the center of Grayling Lake. The center of the mining is about 0.3 mile west of the center of section 17, T. 25 N., R. 13 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Gold Bench (ARDF #BT003) Au - USGS

Gold Bench is on a prominent bend in the South Fork Koyukuk River, about 1.2 miles upstream from the mouth of John R Creek. The mine is named on the current (1975) Bettles D-2 topographic map. The placer is about 1,000 feet wide, 2,000 feet long, and covers an area of about 60 to 100 acres. The location is accurate.

Koyukuk River Regional Gold Mining History

Koyukuk River Regional Gold Mining History Natural resources development in the Koyukuk River region dates back to the early 1890’s when miners began to find gold on the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River. Tramway Bar in 1893 was the first significant pay strike. By

Gold Bench Mine, Koyukuk Mining District, Yukon

The mine is shown on the current (1970, photorevised 1975) Bettles D-2 topographic map. The placer is about 1000 feet wide and 0.8 mile long and covers an area of about 60 to 100 acres. The location is accurate. Geology: Gold-bearing gravels occur in a high channel along the north side of the South Fork, Koyukuk River at Gold Bench.

"Technology, Transportation, and Scale in the Koyokuk ...

The Koyukuk Mining District was one of several northern, turn of the century, gold rush regions. Miners focused their efforts in this region on the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River and on several of its tributaries. Mining in the Koyukuk began in the 1880s and the first rush occurred in 1898. Continued mining throughout the early decades of the 1900s has resulted in an historic mining ...

Davis Creek (ARDF #BT006) Au - mrdata.usgs.gov

Davis Creek is a tributary to the South Fork, Koyukuk River; the lower half mile of the creek has been extensively mined. The mouth of Davis Creek is about 3.6 miles northwest of the center of Grayling Lake. The center of the mining is about 0.3 mile west of the center of section 17, T. 25 N., R. 13 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geochemical Reconnaissance In the Wiseman and

2012-10-23 · dle Fork of the Koyukuk River, most of the Koyu­ kuk's tributaries for a distance of about 35 miles from Gold Creek to Tramway Bar have produced placer gold. The greatest production was before 1917; at present only a few one- or two-man open­ cut mines are in operation. The richest producers

A SURVEY OF FISH ASSEMBLAGES IN THE SOUTH FORK

2016-7-11 · South Fork Koyukuk River in areas upstream and downstream of the proposed Brooks East Corridor crossing. These surveys were undertaken to assist ADFG in completing some of their own fish survey objectives on the Koyukuk River system which had been postponed during 2013 due to

Porcupine Creek (ARDF #WI152) Au

Porcupine Creek is a south-flowing tributary to the Middle Fork, Koyukuk River; its mouth is about 3 miles southwest of Coldfoot. It has been mined for about a mile below the mouth of Quartz creek. This site is at about the midpoint of the mining, near the northeast corner of section 24, T. 28. N., R. 13 W.

Geochemical Reconnaissance In the Wiseman and

2007-7-19 · Placer gold that occurs in the lowland south of the mountains may in part have been reworked from glacial drift of the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk (Reed, 1938). Glacial erratic boulders occur in the gold-bearing gravel deposits of a former high-level channel of the Middle Fork

Hammond River (ARDF #WI103) Au - USGS

The Hammond River is a large, northern tributary of the Middle Fork, Koyukuk River. The mouth of the Hammond River is about 4 miles northeast of Wiseman and 3 miles east of Midnight Dome. The productive part of the river begins about 1.5 miles above its mouth near the mouth of Jennie Creek (WI169) and extends upriver for about 3 miles to the ...

"Technology, Transportation, and Scale in the Koyokuk ...

The Koyukuk Mining District was one of several northern, turn of the century, gold rush regions. Miners focused their efforts in this region on the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River and on several of its tributaries. Mining in the Koyukuk began in the 1880s and the first rush occurred in 1898. Continued mining throughout the early decades of the 1900s has resulted in an historic mining ...

Davis Creek Mine, Koyukuk Mining District, Yukon

Davis Creek Mine, Koyukuk Mining District, Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, USA : Location: Davis Creek is a north-flowing tributary to the South Fork, Koyukuk River. The mouth of Davis Creek is about 4.5 miles east-northeast of Gold Bench and 3.5 miles northwest of Grayling Lake. ...

South Fork Kern River Placers – Western Mining History

The South Fork Kern River Placers is a gold mine located in Tulare county, California at an elevation of 5,499 feet. About the MRDS Data: All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy.

Geochemical Reconnaissance In the Wiseman and

2012-10-23 · dle Fork of the Koyukuk River, most of the Koyu­ kuk's tributaries for a distance of about 35 miles from Gold Creek to Tramway Bar have produced placer gold. The greatest production was before 1917; at present only a few one- or two-man open­ cut mines are in operation. The richest producers

Linda Creek Mine, Koyukuk Mining District, Yukon

Linda Creek Mine, Koyukuk Mining District, Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, USA : The channel containing the placer deposit formerly was the lower part of Gold Creek. Location: Linda Creek is a south- and west-flowing tributary to the Middle Fork Koyukuk River. The mine site ...

The Alaskan Mineral Resource Assessment Program:

2010-10-29 · boundary and follows the valley of the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River and the Dietrich River to the northern boundary (fig. 3). The haul road extends to Prudhoe Bay to the north and to Livengood to the south, where it joins the public highway. Airstrips at Chandalar Lake and at the Dietrich ... Placer mining was done by hand methods until the ...

Geochemical Reconnaissance In the Wiseman and

2007-7-19 · Placer gold that occurs in the lowland south of the mountains may in part have been reworked from glacial drift of the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk (Reed, 1938). Glacial erratic boulders occur in the gold-bearing gravel deposits of a former high-level channel of the Middle Fork

Porcupine Creek (ARDF #WI152) Au

Porcupine Creek is a south-flowing tributary to the Middle Fork, Koyukuk River; its mouth is about 3 miles southwest of Coldfoot. It has been mined for about a mile below the mouth of Quartz creek. This site is at about the midpoint of the mining, near the northeast corner of section 24, T. 28. N., R. 13 W.

Hammond River (ARDF #WI103) Au - USGS

The Hammond River is a large, northern tributary of the Middle Fork, Koyukuk River. The mouth of the Hammond River is about 4 miles northeast of Wiseman and 3 miles east of Midnight Dome. The productive part of the river begins about 1.5 miles above its mouth near the mouth of Jennie Creek (WI169) and extends upriver for about 3 miles to the ...

Alaska’s Mining Country: The Land of Big Gold ...

2014-6-11 · Placer mining averages around 74,360 Troy ounces annually which is close to 8% of Alaska’s total gold production. Rich gold mining districts are found in virtually all parts of the state. There are many rich gold areas on the Seward Peninsula. The best