Florence Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000605
MRDS ID A011212
Record type Site
Current site name Florence Prospect
Alternate or previous names Florence Lode
Related records 10282064

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.914, 63.5604 (WGS84)
Elevation 1067
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATED AT THE 3500 FT LEVEL ON THE NORTH SIDE OF WICKERSHAM DOME. 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
Copper Secondary
Zinc Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • DESCRIBED AS HIGH GRADE ORE SHOOT WITH VISIBLE POLYBASITE.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Malachite Ore
Polybasite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Goethite Gangue
Siderite Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.914, 63.5604

Ore body information

  • General form VEIN
    Strike N 10 E
    Dip 90
    Thickness 0.91M
    Length 10.67M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Kantishna Mining Area

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI83-12, P. 17

Comments on the workings information

  • PROSPECTED BY A TRENCH AND SHAFT; BOTH CAVED IN 1931

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011212

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 849-F, P. 371, PLATE 28 LOC 8

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OPEN FILE 98, P. 33 LOC 33

  • Deposit

    USGS OPEN FILE 77-169A, P.44 LOC 8

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit EXPOSED FOR 35 FT ALONG STRIKE, VEIN RANGES FROM 1.5 TO 3 FT IN THICKNESS

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.