Uncle Sam Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000112
MRDS ID A010139
Record type Site
Current site name Uncle Sam Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -132.36013, 55.53029 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • PRESENCE OF GOLD UNCONFIRMED

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Epidote Gangue
Garnet Gangue
Magnetite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Syenite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -132.36013, 55.53029

Ore body information

  • General form IRREGULAR

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1899
Year of first production 1906
Year of last production 1907

Comments on the production information

  • ONLY SMALL SCALE MINING. TOTAL PRODUCTION PERHAPS GREATER THAN 350 TONS. RETURNED $22/TON IN 1906.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 243.84M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010139

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 1, P. 101.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 284, P. 47-48.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 314, P. 67.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 347, P. 117

  • Deposit

    USGS MF 433

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-869, P. 211.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1983 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 12-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey