|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||JU|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||B-2|
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|Location and accuracy||This man-made placer mine is on the southwest shore of Gastineau Channel, on the northeast shore of Douglas Island, immediately southeast of the Douglas boat harbor. It is in about the center of the E1/2 section 36, T. 41 S., R. 67 E. of the Copper River Meridian. The location is accurate.|
Geologic descriptionThis deposit consists of mill tailings from the Treadwell stamp mills, which processed ore from the Treadwell Mines group that included the Treadwell (JU199), 700-Foot (JU200), Mexican (JU201), and Ready Bullion (JU206) mines. Between 1885 and 1923, the Treadwell Group collectively mined 28 million tons of ore that produced 3.2 million ounces of gold and more than 180,000 ounces of silver. The tailings were worked intermittently before 1940 but there is no public record of the amount of gold that was recovered. The tailings were worked again from 1943 to 1949, when 320 ounces of gold and 12 ounces of silver were produced. There is an estimated resource of 15 million tons of tailings that contain 0.0004 ounce of gold per ton (Redman and others, 1989).
|Geologic map unit||(-134.381367999446, 58.2708715135914)|
|Workings or exploration||See Treadwell mine (JU199).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Reserve estimates||There is an estimated resource of 15 million tons of tailings that contain 0.0004 ounce of gold per ton (Redman and others, 1989).|
|Production notes||The tailings were worked intermittently before 1940 but there is no public record of the amount of gold recovered. The tailings were worked again from 1943 to 1949, when 320 ounces of gold and 12 ounces of silver were produced.|
Redman, E.C., Maas, K.M., Kurtak, J.M., and Miller, L.D., 1991, Section D: Juneau Gold Belt subarea, in U.S. Bureau of Mines, Mineral investigations in the Juneau Mining District, Alaska, 1984-1988: Volume 2 - Detailed mine, prospect, and mineral occurrence descriptions: U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication VOL. 2D, 424 p., 19 sheets.
|Reporters||J.C. Barnett and L.D. Miller (Juneau, Alaska )|
|Last report date||12/15/2001|