Arkansas Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Lead, Antimony, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000596
MRDS ID A011202
Record type Site
Current site name Arkansas Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.789, 63.56068 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position NEAR THE HEAD OF THE W FORK OF GLEN CREEK
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • PLOTTED FROM ADGGS OFR 98, PLATE 2, LOC. 45. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Secondary
Antimony Secondary
Zinc Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ORE MINERALS REPORTED AS SULFIDES OF LEAD, ANTIMONY AND SPHALERITE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result GRAB SAMPLE ACROSS 5 FT QUARTZ VEIN CONTAINED 90 OZ/TON AG, DAVIS, 1923, P. 132

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Phyllite
    Rock unit name Birch Creek
    Rock description Birch Creek
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Cambrian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Cambrian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.789, 63.56068

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Ne Trending Antiform Cut By Ne And Nw Trending Faults

Ore body information

  • Thickness 1.52M
    Width 4.27M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1921

Mining district

District name Kantishna

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 22

Comments on the workings information

  • ALL OPENINGS CAVED IN 1931; BULLDOZER TRENCHING BY 1975

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011202

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    DAVIS, J.A., 1923, THE KANTISHNA REGION, AK, IN STEWART, B.D., ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINE INSPECTOR TO THE GOVERNOR OF ALASKA, 1922: JUNEAU,AK, P. 132

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 849-F, P. 374

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 98, P. 9, 35

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 45 LOC. 15

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 22

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINERALIZED ZONE ABOUT 14 FT WIDE COMPOSED OF 3 BANDS OF QUARTZ & SULPHIDES 1.5 TO 5 FT THICK SEPARATED BY BANDS OF SCHIST
Deposit SEE ALSO: PENSION ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1984 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-APR-1995 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PUT DIMENSION DATA INTO THE ORE BODY FIELDS FROM THE DEPOSIT COMMENTS FIELD.