Goat

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000174
MRDS ID A010210
Record type Site
Current site name Goat
Alternate or previous names Cub
Related records 10209728

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -130.4187, 56.01671 (WGS84)
Relative position The Goat prospect (Berg and others, 1977, p. 40-41, 114-115; Elliott and Koch, 1981, p. 9, loc. 18a) is located in Section 23, on the west ridge of Banded Mountain at an elevation of about 4700 feet. This location is accurate to within about a quarter of a mile. ? Also see Additional Comments field, below.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Outcrops near site are intensely iron stained.

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Argillite
    Rock unit name Hazelton Group
    Rock description Hazelton Group
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Hazelton Group
    Rock description Hazelton Group

Nearby scientific data

(1) -130.4187, 56.01671

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in the general area of this site are graywacke hornfels and argillite of the Jurassic or older Mesozoic Hazelton Group (Berg and others, 1977, p. 15-17 and plate 1; Koch, 1996). ? At the Goat prospect (Berg and others, p. 40-41, 114-115; Elliott and Koch, 1981, loc. 18a), quartz-calcite veins up to 6 inches thick in banded graywacke hornfels locally contain abundant pyrrhotite and minor chalcopyrite. The metagraywacke also contains small amounts of pyrrhotite. Channel samples of the veins assay up to 0.8 ppm Au and 3 ppm Ag. Chip samples of the pyrrhotite-bearing metagraywacke contain only traces of valuable metals.? A geologic description of the Cub prospect was not publicly available at the time of a U. S. Geological Survey field investigation in 1973 (Berg and others, 1977), but its geologic setting is probably similar to that at the Goat prospect.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Hyder

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Channel samples of the veins assayed up to 0.8 ppm Au and 3 ppm Ag.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010210
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BC018

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., Elliott, R.L., Smith, J.G., Pittman, T.L., and Kimball, A. L., 1977, Mineral resources of the Granite Fiords wilderness study area, Alaska, with a section on aeromagnetic data by Andrew Griscom: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1403, 151 p.

  • Deposit

    Elliott, R.L., and Koch, R.D., 1981, Mines, prospects, and selected metalliferous mineral occurrences in the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-728-B, 23 p., 1 sheet, scales 1:250,000 and 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Koch, R.D., 1996, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-728-A, 35 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Berg and others, 1977

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic veins
Deposit Other Comments = Goat: 2 claims staked in 1969-70. Claims were active in fall of 1973.? Cub: 28 claims staked in 1969-70. Claims were active in fall of 1973.? Berg and others (1977, p. 40-41, 70, 72-72) and Elliott and Koch (1981, loc. 18b) link the Cub group of 28 claims to the Goat group of 2 claims, but only the Goat group is described.? Site is in Misty Fiords National Monument.?

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-MAY-1998 H. C. Berg U.S. Geological Survey