Gold Dollar Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000611
MRDS ID A011218
Record type Site
Current site name Gold Dollar Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.94317, 63.54679 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

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

Comments on the commodity information

  • ORE IS CHIEFLY GALENA AND TETRAHEDRITE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bournonite Ore
Galena Ore
Polybasite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Stephanite Ore
Stromeyerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Siderite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Oxidation Reported

Analytical data

Result RANGE OF ASSAY VALVES FOR 5 SAMPLES: 0.25 TO 0.90% CU
Result 5.0 TO 37.7% ZN
Result 4.6 TO 35.19 % PB
Result 12.70 TO 159.58 OZ/TON AG
Result 0.08 TO 0.20 OZ/TON AU
Result ADGGS OFR 98, P. 43 NO. 23

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.94317, 63.54679

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Ne Trending Kantishna Antiform
Local Ne Trending Fault System

Ore body information

  • General form VEIN
    Thickness 4.57M
    Length 121.92M

Comments on the geologic information

  • PROBABLY SAME VEIN AS GOLDEN EAGLE 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

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCTION IN 1920-1921, 1973; 638 TONS OF ORE CONTAINED 76120 OZ AG, 159.5 OZ AU AND 273160 LB PB; ADGGS OFR98, P. 25

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1983
    Total resources 3,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Silver Ag 988.5306 g/mt Silver Major 1983
    Gold Au 0.1502 g/mt Gold Major 1983

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17
  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P.17

Comments on the workings information

  • 38 FT SHAFT AND A TUNNEL WERE CAVED IN 1931; SHAFT REOPENED 1976

Comments on development

  • MINED IN 1973; A CONSIDERABLE TONNAGE OF RECOVERABLE ORE WAS EXPOSED IN SHAFT IN 1975

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011218

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    DAVIS, J.A., 1923, THE KANTISHNA REGION, ALASKA, IN STEWART, B.D., ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINE INSPECTOR TO THE GOVERNOR OF AK, 1922: JUNEAU, AK, P. 128

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 836, P. 329-330

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 849-F, P. 366-367

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 98, P. 9-10, 25, 32 LOC. 23, 43

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 44 LOC. 7

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 24-78, P.4-23 TO 4-26

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ SIDERITE VEIN RANGES FROM 4 TO 15 FT IN WIDTH; TRACEABLE STRIKE LENGTH OF 400 FT
Deposit SEE ALSO: GOLDEN EAGLE MINE ; 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