Alaska-Premier (near Skookum Creek)

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000182
MRDS ID A010219
Record type Site
Current site name Alaska-Premier (near Skookum Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -130.04175, 56.00977 (WGS84)
Relative position The approximate location of this prospect is in the southwest corner of Section 36 at an elevation of about 3100 feet. It is near the southwest end of a ridge about 0.15 mile northwest of Skookum Creek (Elliott and Koch, 1981, p. 18, loc. 75). The location probably is accurate within about a half mile.? Also see Additional Comments field, below.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Tungsten Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Scheelite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -130.04175, 56.00977

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in the area of this prospect are pelitic metasedimentary and subordinate andesitic (greenstone) metavolcanic strata of the Jurassic or older Mesozoic Hazelton Group, which is underlain and locally intruded by the Triassic Texas Creek Granodiorite (Smith, 1977; Koch, 1996).? the only published description of the geology of this prospect is by Byers and Sainsbury (1956, p. 140 and plate 1), who report only that scheelite occurs on the property.

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

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010219
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BC075

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Byers, F.M., and Sainsbury, C.L., 1956, Tungsten deposits of the Hyder district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1024-F, p. 123-140.

  • Deposit

    Smith, J.G., 1977, Geology of the Ketchikan D-1 and Bradfield Canal A-1 quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1425, 49 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 = Byers and Sainsbury, 1956

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = This property apparently is in the vicinity of the Monarch (BC079) and upper Fish Creek (BC078) prospects, and is not contiguous to the Alaska-Premier property (BC067) described elsewhere in this report.

Reporter information

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