Cascade Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000045
MRDS ID A010051
Record type Site
Current site name Cascade Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -132.73653, 55.48029 (WGS84)
Elevation 396
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Tertiary
Copper Tertiary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ORE VALUES UNEVENLY DISTRIBUTED. AVERAGE CONTENT PROBABLY LOW.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Analytical data

Result ASSAYED 0.24-0.50 OZ./TON AU
Result 0.4-0.7 OZ./TON AG

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock

Nearby scientific data

(1) -132.73653, 55.48029

Ore body information

  • Strike N53W
    Dip 70SW
    Thickness 0.61M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Ketchikan District

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION, AROUND 1914, WAS SMALL SCALE. NO DATA ON QUANTITY OR GRADE OF ORE

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 300M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010051

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 259, P. 67.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 347, P. 161-162.

  • Deposit

    ADGGS GEOLOGIC REPORT 17, P. 11.

  • Deposit

    ADGGS SPECIAL REPORT 1, P. 10-11.

  • Deposit

    USGS MF 433

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-869, P. 31

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FAULTED AREA CONTAINS SEVERAL QUARTZ VEINS AND LENSES

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1983 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey