Harris Bay Mining Co.

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000426
MRDS ID A010593
Record type Site
Current site name Harris Bay Mining Co.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -149.84947, 59.73144 (WGS84)
Relative position The prospect is located on the north shore of Harris Bay about half a mile north of VAMB Glacier in the NE1/4 of section 19, T. 3 S., R. 5 W., of the Seward Meridian. This is location 115 of Tysdal (1978) and is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue


  • (Local) None reported.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Eocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Eocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -149.84947, 59.73144

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The occurrence is described as a thin quartz vein in Eocene granite (Cobb, and Tysdal, 1978).
  • Age = Eocene or younger; vein cuts Eocene granite.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Homer

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Cobb and Tysdal, (1980) report post-1950 activity but give no details.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010593
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BS005

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H. and Tysdal, R.G., 1980, Summaries of data on and list of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Blying Sound and Seward quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-621, 276 p.

  • Deposit

    Tysdal, R.G., 1978, Mines, prospects, and occurrences map of the Seward and Blying Sound quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-880-A, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cobb and Tysdal, 1980

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Insufficient information to classify.
Deposit Other Comments = This occurrence is located in Kenai Fjords National Park; the area is now closed to mineral entry.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 25-JAN-1999 Jeff A. Huber U.S. Geological Survey