Big Hurrah Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000475
MRDS ID A010654
Record type Site
Current site name Big Hurrah Mine
Alternate or previous names Hurrah

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -164.2366, 64.64931 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Tungsten Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • GOLD TO SILVER RATIO IS 1:6

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Slate
    Rock unit name York Slate
    Rock description York Slate

Nearby scientific data

(1) -164.2366, 64.64931

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Depth to top 0M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Veins In Shear Zones

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Comments on the production information

  • GRADE DESCRIBED AS A LITTLE LESS THAN OZ AU/TON ORE. AG:AU APPROX 6:1

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 548.64M
    Overall depth 76.2M

Comments on the workings information

  • MOSTLY UNDERGROUND, BUT SOME SURFACE MATERIAL EXCAVATED & SLUICED IN EARLY 1950'S.

Comments on development

  • TAILINGS CYANIDED 1950-1951. MINOR PRODUCTION 1953-1954. FIRE ENDED 1950'S EFFORT TO RESUME PRODUCTION. RECENT (LATE 1970'S, EARLY 1980'S) ACTIVITY.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010654

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 81-504, P. A4

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 81-504, P. A4 B5

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 81-504, P. A4 & B5

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 73-75, P. 72, 95-96

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 78-1-C, P. 42

  • Production

    USGS OFR 81-504

  • Reserve-Resource

    USGS OFR 78-1-C

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ FISSURE VEINS 4 TO 8 FT THICK AND SEVERAL HUNDRED FT LONG.

Reporter information

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