Mikado Mine

Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Zinc, Lead, Antimony, Arsenic

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000494
MRDS ID A010680
Record type Site
Current site name Mikado Mine
Alternate or previous names Little Mikado, Mikado Vein System

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.25329, 67.53723 (WGS84)
Relative position ONE OF SEVERAL LODES AROUND LITTLE SQUAW PEAK.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Zinc Tertiary
Lead Tertiary
Antimony Tertiary
Arsenic Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Stibnite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.25329, 67.53723

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year <1910
Year of first production 1909
Year of last production >1984

Mining district

District name Chandalar District

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION FIGURES BEFORE 1960 AND AFTER 1979 ARE NOT KNOWN

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1968
    Total resources 5,000mt ore
    Remarks Entry carried over from Old MRDS or added later (i.e. it did not originate in ARDF)
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 89.16 g/mt Gold Major 1968

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010680

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 76-340, P. 48

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 83-278, P. 48

  • Deposit

    ADGGS SPEC REPT 31, P. 10

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-878-B

  • Production

    USGS OFR 83-278

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ VEINS CONTAIN VISIBLE GOLD AND LESS THAN 5% SULFIDES
Deposit ACTIVE EXPLORATION AND SMALL PRODUCTION TO PRESENT (?). RECENT LITERATURE, AND ESPECIALLY NEWS NOTES, MAY CONFUSE LITTLE SQUAW AND MIKADO MINES BECAUSE MIKADO IS OWNED BY LITTLE SQUAW MINING CO. THUS REFERENCES TO LITTLE SQUAW PROPERTY MAY REFER TO LITTLE SQUAW MINE OR MIKADO MINE. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-84 Elliott, R. L. U.S. Geological Survey