Galena Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Gold, Lead, Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000607
MRDS ID A011214
Record type Site
Current site name Galena Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.96122, 63.53567 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position NE SIDE OF MOOSE CREEK ON THE END OF THE RIDGE SEPARATING FRIDAY CR. AND EUREKA CR.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Lead Secondary
Copper Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • GOLD REPORTED IN ORE; NOT MUCH DATA ON AU OR PB CONTENT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Pyrite Gangue

Analytical data

Result GALENA ASSAYED AT 131 OZ AG PER TON

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.96122, 63.53567

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Kantishna Antiform

Ore body information

  • Strike N 45 E
    Dip 63 TO 70 SE
    Thickness 2.74M

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAY BE CONTINUATION OF LUCKY STRIKE LODE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Kantishna District;

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Comments on the production information

  • IN 1920 AND 1921 MINE PRODUCED 100 TONS OF ORE CONTAINING 17000 OZ AG

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1983
    Total resources 2,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Silver Ag 54.5908 g/mt Silver Major 1983
    Gold Au 2.8235 g/mt Gold Major 1983

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

Comments on the workings information

  • OPEN CUTS AND 60 FT TUNNEL WITH SHALLOW WINZE; UNDER GROUND WORKINGS REPORTED CAVED IN 1976

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011214

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 687, P. 105-106

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 722, P. 53

  • Deposit

    DAVIS, 1923, IN STEWART, B. D., ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINE INSPECTOR TO THE GOVERNOR OF ALASKA, 1922, JUNEAU, ALASKA, P. 123

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OPEN FILE 98, P. 25, 30 LOC. 16, P. 43 NO. 16

  • Deposit

    USGS OPEN FILE 77-169A, P. 44 LOC. 6

  • Deposit

    USBM OPEN FILE 24-78, P. 4-23, 4-26

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOUGE FILLED FRACTURE WITH 8 TO 9 FT MINERALIZED QUARTZ VEIN; GALENA REPORTED IN STRINGERS 2 IN THICK; VEIN HAS CONSIDERABLE HORIZONTAL EXTENT.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-84 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey