Riverside

Unknown in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Gold, Copper, Lead, Tungsten, Zinc, Barium-Barite

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000270
MRDS ID A010314
Record type Site
Current site name Riverside
Alternate or previous names Riverview, Lindeborg
Related records 10209449

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -130.07064, 56.00255 (WGS84)
Relative position SEE LOCATION COMMENTS
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • THE RIVERSIDE MINE IS NEAR THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SECTION 2 AT AN ELEVATION OF ABOUT 500 FEET (MAIN ADIT), AND JUST EAST OF THE ROAD RUNNING ALONG THE SALMON RIVER (ELLIOTT AND KOCH, 1981, P. 20, LOC. 80). THE LOCATION IS ACCURATE WITHIN ABOUT 100 FEET. ALSO SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS FIELD, BELOW.

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Tungsten Primary
Zinc Primary
Barium-Barite Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Scheelite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Barite Gangue
Calcite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Pyrrhotite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -130.07064, 56.00255

Comments on the geologic information

  • LEAD-ISOTOPE STUDIES OF GALENA FROM THE RIVERSIDE MINE (MAAS AND OTHERS, 1995, P. 254) INDICATE THAT THE DEPOSIT IS EOCENE IN AGE, CONTEMPORANEOUS WITH EMPLACEMENT OF THE HYDER QUARTZ MONZONITE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Significant No

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Hyder

Production statistics

  • Year 1925
    Accuracy Estimate

Comments on the production information

  • FROM 1925-1951, THE RIVERSIDE MINE YIELDED ABOUT 30,000 TONS OF ORE. ALMOST ALL OF THE ORE WAS FROM THE LINDEBORG LODE, WHICH PRODUCED ABOUT 3,000 OZ AU, 100,000 OZ AG, 100,000 LB CU, 250,000 LB PB, 20,000 LB ZN, AND 70,000 LB WO3.

Comments on the workings information

  • THE RIVERSIDE MINE OPERATED DISCONTINUOUSLY FROM 1925-1951. IT WAS DEVELOPED BY MORE THAN 6000 FEET OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS AND EXPLORED BY ABOUT 4600 FEET OF DIAMOND DRILL HOLES, MAINLY DURING WORLD WAR II.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010314
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BC080
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D002769

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Chapin, Theodore, 1916, Mining developments in southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 642, p. 73-104."

  • Deposit

    Westgate, L.G., 1922, Ore deposits of the Salmon River district, Portland Canal region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 722, p. 117-140.

  • Deposit

    Buddington, A.F., 1925, Mineral investigations in southeastern Alasaka: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 773, p. 71-139."

  • 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

    Thorne, R.L., Muir, N.M., Erickson, A.W., Thomas, B.I., Heide, H.E., and Wright, W.S., 1948, Tungsten deposits in Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report Inv. 4174, 22 p.

  • 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

    Noel, G.A., 1966, The productive mineral deposits of southeastern Alaska: Juneau, Alaska Division of Mines and Minerals, Report for the year 1966, p. 51-57, 60-68.

  • Deposit

    Smith, J.G., 1973, A Tertiary lamprophyre dike province in southeastern Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 10, p. 408-420.

  • Deposit

    Smith, J.G., 1977, Geology of the Ketchikan D1 and Bradfield Canal A-1 quadrangles, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1425, 49 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E. H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-922, 98 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 81-728A, 35 p.,1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE COUNTRY ROCKS IN THE AREA OF THE RIVERSIDE MINE ARE THE TRIASSIC TEXAS CREEK GRANODIORITE, WHICH UNDERLIES AND LOCALLY INTRUDES PELITIC METASEDIMENTARY AND SUBORDINATE ANDESITIC (GREENSTONE) METAVOLCANIC STRATA OF THE JURASSIC OR OLDER MESOZOIC HAZELTON GROUP; THE EOCENE HYDER QUARTZ MONZONITE, WHICH INTRUDES THE TEXAS CREEK AND HAZELTON ROCKS; AND STILL-YOUNGER TERTIARY LAMPROPHYRE DIKES, WHICH CUT ALL THE OTHER ROCKS (SMITH, 1973, 1977; KOCH, 1996). THE DEPOSIT (CHAPIN, 1916, P. 97; WESTGATE, 1922, P. 139; BUDDINGTON, 1925, P. 74-75, 79-82; 1929, P. 43, 77-81; THORNE AND OTHERS, 1948, P. 4-5; BYERS AND SAINSBURY, 1956, P. 125-136; NOEL, 1966, P. 53-55; COBB, 1978, P. 66-69) CONSISTS OF TWO OR THREE MAIN QUARTZ FISSURE VEINS UP TO 7 FEET THICK IN TEXAS CREEK GRANODIORITE, AND THE LINDEBORG DEPOSIT, WHICH IS EITHER A MINERALIZED SHEAR ZONE IN A HAZELTON SCHIST INCLUSION IN THE GRANODIORITE (ACCORDING TO MOST WORKERS), OR A MINERALIZED ZONE OF MYLONITIC GNEISS AND ULTRAMYLONITE
Deposit DERIVED FROM THE GRANODIORITE (ACCORDING TO SMITH, 1977, P. 17-18). THE LINDEBORG DEPOSIT CONTAINS CONSIDERABLE SCHEELITE; THE QUARTZ VEINS CARRY ONLY SMALL AMOUNTS. OTHER THAN SCHEELITE, THE PRINCIPAL ORE MINERALS ARE GALENA, PYRITE, TETRAHEDRITE, PYRRHOTITE, CHALCOPYRITE, SPHALERITE, AND NATIVE GOLD. THE PRINCIPAL GANGUE MINERAL IS QUARTZ, ACCOMPANIED BY SMALL AMOUNTS OF CALCITE, ANKERITE, AND BARITE. IN THE TEXAS CREEK GRANODIORITE, THE SCHEELITE-BEARING LODES (BYERS AND SAINSBURY, 1956, P. 125-136) ARE MINERALIZED SHOOTS IN QUARTZ FISSURE VEINS. IN THE LINDEBORG SHEAR ZONE, THEY ARE IN PART QUARTZ FISSURE VEINS AND IN PART REPLACEMENT DEPOSITS. SCHEELITE IN THE LINDEBORG ZONE APPEARS TO HAVE PREFERENTIALLY REPLACED CALCAREOUS LAMINAE IN THE SCHIST HOSTROCK. THE LINDEBORG LODE IS ABOUT 3 FEET THICK AND HAS BEEN TRACED IN OUTCROP FOR 2000 FEET AND THROUGH A VERTICAL INTERVAL OF MORE THAN 700 FEET. LEAD-ISOTOPE STUDIES OF GALENA FROM THE RIVERSIDE MINE (MAAS AND OTHERS,
Deposit 1995, P. 254) INDICATE THAT THE DEPOSIT IS EOCENE IN AGE, CONTEMPORANEOUS WITH EMPLACEMENT OF THE HYDER QUARTZ MONZONITE.
Deposit DEPOSIT PROBABLY ORIGINALLY STAKED ABOUT 1915-1920. SOME DESCRIPTIONS OF THE RIVERSIDE MINE REFER TO IT AS THE RIVERVIEW OR LINDEBORG PROPERTY (COBB, 1978, P. 66).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-1983 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 12-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-MAY-1998 Berg, H. C. U.S. Geological Survey