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Gold placers of the historical Fortymile River region, Alaska

Warren E. Yeend

Gold placers of the historical Fortymile River region, Alaska

by Warren E. Yeend

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by USGS Map Distribution in Washington, Denver, CO .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Fortymile River Region (Alaska and Yukon),
  • Alaska.
    • Subjects:
    • Gold ores -- Alaska.,
    • Gold ores -- Fortymile River Region (Alaska and Yukon),
    • Placer deposits -- Alaska.,
    • Placer deposits -- Fortymile River Region (Alaska and Yukon),
    • Fortymile River Region (Alaska and Yukon) -- Gold discoveries.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWarren Yeend.
      SeriesU.S. Geological Survey bulletin ;, 2125
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE75 .B9 no. 2125, QE83 .B9 no. 2125
      The Physical Object
      Pagination75 p. :
      Number of Pages75
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL990783M
      LC Control Number96029154

      If you have a vacation planned for the Dawson area, this historic gold camp is right on the way. Chicken, Alaska reaches a population of about in the summer, and boasts a saloon, rental cabins, a gas station, airport, and public gold panning. In , the Chicken gold camp opened its doors to recreational gold miners, with very good results.   The Klondike has since yielded more than metric tons of placer gold. Gravels on three distinct river terrace levels , Gold placers of the historical Fortymile River region, Alaska.

        Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve was created in part to protect and interpret the history of the Klondike- Alaska Gold Rush and the legacy of gold placer mining in the region. Along the Yukon River between Eagle and Circle visitors today can see evidence of the region’s placer gold past, including prospectors’ log cabins, mining camps. parts of gold is referred to as fine. Alaska placer gold ranges from more than fine to slightly less than fine. This report analyzes the records obtained from 1, determinations of the fineness of Alaska placer gold and.

      Yeend, W.E., , Gold placers of the historical Fortymile River region, Alaska: U.S. Geological survey Bulletin , 75 p., 1 sheet, , scale. Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, . The Fortymile district, between lat 64°00' and 64°30' N. and long °00' and °20' W., along the international boundary, includes the upper drainage of Fortymile River, one of the Yukon tributaries that joins the main stream in Canada. It is one of the oldest placer areas in the Yukon region and had uninterrupted output through


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Gold Placers of the Fortymile River Region, Alaska: A Historic Mining Area (U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, ) Hardcover – September 1, Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device : Warren E.

Yeend. The Fortymile River region in east-central Alaska has a long and colorful history as the site of the first major gold discovery in interior Alaska. Placer gold has been mined in the region nearly every year since its original discovery in Total gold production is approximatelytroy ounces.

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Gold placers of the historical Fortymile River region, Alaska (OCoLC) Online version: Yeend, Warren E., Gold placers of the historical Fortymile River region, Alaska (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors.

Get this from a library. Gold placers of the historical Fortymile River region, Alaska. [Warren E Yeend; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. From introduction: This report focuses on the placer geology of individual creeks; mining, history of the area, high terrace gravels, and the gold source of the Fortymile River area in by: 6.

State of Alaska Alaska / Natural Resources DNR / Geological & Geophysical Surveys DGGS / Publications Pubs / B B USGS B Gold placers of the historical Fortymile River region, Alaska. This rock ridge caused a two-and-three-quarter-mile oxbow meander to the west.

In the U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin No. titled Gold Placers of the Historical Fortymile River Region, Alaska (USGS ), on p is this description of a singular leftover from the gold rush era (note that dates differ in accounts).

Published Aug The abandoned works of a gold mining operation are seen along the Fortymile River in eastern Alaska. A nonprofit is working with placer miners in the area to reclaim gold.

The discovery of gold on the Fortymile River led to the first major Alaska gold rush. Inminers were at work using picks shovels and rockers; using these hand tools they extracted more t ounces of placer gold in that year. The town of Forty Mile, located at the confluence of the Fortymile and Yukon Rivers was established as a base for a productive and lucrative.

The Fortymile district, between lat 64 °00' and 64 °30' N. and long °00' and °20' W., along the international boundary, includes the upper drainage of Fortymile River, one of the Yukon tributaries that joins the main stream in Canada.

It is one of the oldest placer areas in the Yukon region and had uninterrupted output through Edward H. Cobb. Placer Gold Deposits of Alaska was originally published in by the USGS as Bulletin The book covers all of the major areas where placer gold was and is being found in Alaska, even today.

Includes Maps, descriptions of the placers, discovery where known and how much has been mined from particular areas if known. This rock ridge caused a two-and-three-quarter-mile oxbow meander to the west. In the U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin No.

titled Gold Placers of the Historical Fortymile River Region, Alaska (USGS ), on p is this description of a singular leftover from the gold rush era (note that dates differ in accounts). The Fortymile River is an extensive network of creeks and rivers in east-central Alaska, miles of which are designated a National Wild and Scenic or Recreational River.

The river's numerous forks flow into the 'mainstem' Fortymile River, which joins the Yukon River in Canada. River float trips, camping, and sightseeing from the Taylor Highway are the primary attractions. Fortymile Gold Placers is a placer gold mining company located in the Yukon, in northern Canada.

We operate as a registered partnership. The Fortymile River straddles the Yukon/Alaska border, with its headwaters in Alaska and its confluence with the Yukon River in the Yukon Territory. Gold was first discovered on the Fortymile River in in the vicinity of the Yukon-Alaska border.

The discovery of gold on the Fortymile River led to the first major Yukon gold rush. Inminers were at work using picks shovels and rockers; using these hand tools they extracted more t ounces of placer gold in that year.

The Gold Placers Of The Fortymile, Birch Creek, And Fairbanks Regions, Alaska [Prindle, Louis Marcus] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Gold Placers Of The Fortymile, Birch Creek, And Fairbanks Regions, Alaska Reviews: 1. _ Atwater Dredge mining placer ^ gold from gravels on the Fortymile River in east-central Alaska about Inset photo shows a 19th-century miner using a wooden rocker to separate gold from river gravel.

(Dredge photo courtesy of Eagle Historical Society, Eagle, Alaska; inset photo courtesy of University of Alaska, Fairbanks.). The Fortymile River has at least 10 gold-bearing tributaries in Alaska that contribute gold to it. Placers of the Fortymile River are naturally renewing, with new material added during each flood (Cobb, [B ]).

Cracks and crevices in fractured bedrock provide an excellent surface for retaining gold (Prindle, ). Gold Placer Deposits in Northwest Alaska. Richard L. Lampright.

The Author has been a recreational prospector since Every spare second he got while stationed at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska he was off prospecting. He pulled the information for this book from many publications and his own experiences.

A major tributary of the Yukon River, the Fortymile is a clear water stream that has 6 main forks flowing east of the Mertie Mountains and north of the Tanana State Forest area, out of the Yukon-Tanana Uplands, not far south of the Arctic Circle.The discovery of gold on Franklin's Bar on the Fortymile River touched off interior Alaska's first gold rush.

The mining boom ushered in a wave of settlement that forever changed the place, notably for the native Athabascan Indians who occupied this region.Gold dredging, Gold mines and mining, Hydraulic mining, Accessible book, Land use, Fortymile Resource Area (Alaska), Management, Planning, Public lands, Recreation areas, Regional planning, United States, United States.

Bureau of Land Management. Fortymile Resource Area.