Herman and Eaton

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Zinc, Lead, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000343
MRDS ID A010403
Record type Site
Current site name Herman and Eaton
Alternate or previous names Bettles Bay, Herman-Everman, Merrill, Mineral King

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.35509, 60.95039 (WGS84)
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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
Zinc Tertiary
Lead Tertiary
Copper Tertiary

Materials information

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

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) -148.35509, 60.95039

Ore body information

  • Strike N26W
    Dip 45E
    Thickness 1.83M
    Depth to bottom 18.29M
    Length 60.96M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Prince William Sound District

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCED AN UNSPECIFIED AMOUNT OF GOLD

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Name of workings SHAFT
    Length 18.29M

Comments on the workings information

  • 60 FOOT SHAFT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010403

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 592, P. 231-232

  • Deposit

    USGS MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES 880-A, LOCATION 129

  • Deposit

    USGS OPEN FILE 80-621, P. 102

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit VEIN IN FISSURE WHICH CONTAINS SHATTERED ROCK, BUT NO SIGN OF GOUGE. QUARTZ IN LENSES 25 FEET LONG THAT PINCH AND SWELL. AT A DEPTH OF 60 FEET, THE FISSURE NARROWS 2 TO 2 FEET

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1984 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey PARSED DATA INTO WORKINGS MULTIVALUED FIELDS
Editor 13-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 30-MAY-1995 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey