Waco

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000176
MRDS ID A010212
Record type Site
Current site name Waco

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -131.61181, 56.30976 (WGS84)
Relative position The approximate location of this prospect, known in 1981 (Elliott and Koch, 1981, p. 7, loc. 6) only from a U.S. Bureau of Mines claims map (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1979), is in Section 24, at an elevation of about 1800 feet. It is on a hillside northeast of a southeast-flowing branch of upper White River. This location probably is accurate within about a half-mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Copper Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -131.61181, 56.30976

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in the general area of this reported mineral occurrence are Mesozoic or Paleozoic paragneiss and orthogneiss and subordinate amphibolite and marble (Koch, 1996, 1997). No other information about this occurrence was publicly available in 1997 (Koch, 1997, p. 23).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Mining district

District name Petersburg

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010212
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BC006

Bibliographic references

  • 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.

  • Deposit

    Koch, R.D., 1997, Metalliferous mineral resource potential in the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-271, 57 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1979, Claim map 118: Mines and prospects of the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Koch, 1997

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = 10 lode claims staked in 1969 (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1979).

Reporter information

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