Bosart Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000599
MRDS ID A011205
Record type Site
Current site name Bosart Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.90122, 63.56846 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Secondary
Gold Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • "CONSIDERABLE" TETRAHEDRITE REPORTED

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Polybasite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Quartz Gangue
Siderite Gangue

Analytical data

Result TWO ASSAYS AVERAGED 230 OZ AG/TON, ADGGS OFR 98, P. 33

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.90122, 63.56846

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Kantishna Antiform

Ore body information

  • Strike N 50 E
    Dip VERTICAL
    Length 45.72M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discoverer Otto Bosart

Mining district

District name Kantishna District

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1983
    Total resources 400,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Silver Ag 2275.7947 g/mt Silver Major 1983

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

Comments on the workings information

  • TWO OPEN CUTS 25 FT APART AND A SHAFT; ALL CAVED OR FILLED WITH WATER BY 1931

Comments on development

  • ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING GALENA SILVER PROSPECTS IN THE DISTRICT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011205

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 849-F, P. 371-372

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OPEN FILE 98, P. 33

  • Deposit

    USGS OPEN FILE 77-169A, P. 45 LOC. 11

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 150 FT OF VEIN IS EXPOSED ALONG STRIKE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-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.