Platinum deposits of Alaska

Open-File Report 68-177


  • Document: Report (pdf)
  • Figures:
  • Superseding Publications:
  • Download citation as: RIS | Dublin Core


The placer deposits of the Goodnews Bay district in southwestern Alaska have yielded the only significant production of platinum metals in the United States, although small amounts of platinum metals have been produced from other deposits in Alaska and elsewhere in the United States. The Goodnews Bay deposits were described by Mertie in U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 918 (1940). Many new data have been obtained since that time, and in order to make this information available in advance of publication, this report on Platinum deposits of Alaska has been placed on open-file.

Study Area

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Platinum deposits of Alaska
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 68-177
DOI 10.3133/ofr68177
Year Published 1968
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description Report: 65 p.; 2 Plates: 18.76 x 29.82 inches and 17.15 x 20.88 inches
Country United States
State Alaska
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
Additional publication details