Golden Wonder #9

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000338
MRDS ID A010394
Record type Site
Current site name Golden Wonder #9
Related records 10233741

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.97258, 60.98095 (WGS84)
Elevation 439
Location accuracy 250(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
Copper Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result ASSAYS OF 1.5-5.0 OZ/TON AU REPORTED. THEY MAY NOT BE REPRESENTATIVE.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Slate
    Rock unit name Valdez Group
    Rock description Valdez Group
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.97258, 60.98095

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Sediments Are Strongly Folded And Sheared

Ore body information

  • General form LENSES AND STRINGERS
    Strike SW
    Dip 70N
    Thickness 1.12M
    Length 76.2M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1911
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 AND STRIPPING

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010394

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 592, P. 221

  • Deposit

    USGS MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES 880-A, P.91

  • Deposit

    USGS OPEN FILE 80-621, P.91

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit WELL DEFINED FISSURE IS FILLED WITH CRUSHED SLATE AND STRINGERS OF QUARTZ. ONE QUARTZ BODY IS 100 FEET LONG AND 3 FEET WIDE; OTHER PARTS OF FISSURE HAVE LESS OR ALMOST NO QUARTZ. HANGING WALL OF FISSURE HAS HORIZONTAL SLICKENSIDES AND AN INCH OF GOUGE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1984 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey