Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Barium-Barite

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000209
MRDS ID A010246
Record type Site
Current site name Bartholf
Related records 10161392

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -130.07064, 56.08783 (WGS84)
Relative position The Bartholf property, which apparently straddles the Alaska-British Columbia boundary, is mainly in British Columbia. It is in Sections 2 and 3 at an elevation of about 1430 feet, on the north side of a west-trending ridge about 0.6 mile north-northeast of Cantu Mountain (Elliott and Koch, 1981, p. 15, loc. 56).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Barium-Barite Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Barite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

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 Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Rock unit name Texas Creek
    Rock description Texas Creek
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -130.07064, 56.08783

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rock in the area of this occurrence is Triassic Texas Creek Granodiorite, which regionally underlies and locally intrudes pelitic metasedimentary and subordinate andesitic metavolcanic strata of the Jurassic or older Mesozoic Hazelton Group (Smith, 1977; Koch, 1996).? the deposit (Buddington, 1929, p. 92-93) consists of a quartz fissure vein, probably in granodiorite. The vein is as much as a foot thick (average is 6 inches thick) and contains disseminated chalcopyrite and local shoots of pyrite and galena; plates of barite are common.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
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 A010246
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BC056

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Buddington, A.F., 1929, Geology of Hyder and vicinity, southeastern Alaska, with a reconnaissance of Chickamin River: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 807, 124 p.

  • 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 = Buddington, 1929

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic veins
Deposit Other Comments = Property originally staked in mid-1920's. Claims lie mainly on the Canadian side of the International Boundary.

Reporter information

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