Galena Lode Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000608
MRDS ID A011215
Record type Site
Current site name Galena Lode Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.83897, 63.2815 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Lead Primary
Zinc Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Schist Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Permian
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.83897, 63.2815

Ore body information

  • General form LENTICULAR, VEIN
    Width 0.3M
    Length 1.22M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Se Boundary Fault Strikes N 60 E, Dips Steeply W; Nw Boundary Fault Strikes N 40 E, Dips 90

Comments on the geologic information

  • QUARTZ VEINS IN CONTORTED PALEOZOIC SCHIST IN FAULT CONTACT WITH GRANITIC TERTIARY INTRUSIVE

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

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011215

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 836, P. 322-323

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 46 LOC. 43

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-366-34

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEE ALSO: MT. EIELSON ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit FAULT BOUNDED MASS OF CONTROTED SCHIST IN GRANITE PORPHYRY IS INTRUDED BY SMALL QUARTZ VEINS ALONG SCHISTOSITY; LARGEST VEIN IS 1 FT WIDE, 4 FT LONG AND LENTICULAR; SOME SULFIDES IN SCHIST

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-84 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-APR-95 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PUT DIMENSION DATA INTO THE ORE BODY FIELDS FROM THE DEPOSIT COMMENTS FIELD.