Carter Claims

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000309
MRDS ID A010358
Record type Site
Current site name Carter Claims
Alternate or previous names Claims: O.K. No. 1, New York
Related records 10209676

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.95175, 60.94928 (WGS84)
Elevation 533
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • DEPOSIT NUMBER IS THE MAP LOCATION NUMBER FROM MF-880A. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ASSAYS SAID TO BE HIGH

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Valdez Group
    Rock description Valdez Group;Valdez Group

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.95175, 60.94928

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Country Rock Is Schistose

Ore body information

  • Strike S 70-85 W
    Dip 90N
    Thickness 0.25M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1911
Discoverer H.M. Carter
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Mining district

District name Prince William Sound District

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the workings information

  • OPEN CUTS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010358

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 592, P.224-225

  • Deposit

    USGS MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES 880-A, LOCATION 161

  • Deposit

    USGS OPEN FILE 80-621, P.49

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SMALL PARALLEL FISSURES HAVE STRINGERS AND CENSES OF QUARTZ. FISSURES VARY FROM 4 TO 12 IN THICK, WITH ENCLOSED VEINS UP TO 10 IN THICK.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1984 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 13-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey