Gold King Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000612
MRDS ID A011219
Record type Site
Current site name Gold King Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.92928, 63.5454 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • GOLD CAN BE PANNED FROM SURFACE MATERIAL

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Silver Ore
Sphalerite Ore

Analytical data

Result OXIDIZED SURFACE MATERIAL REPORTED TO ASSAY "SEVERAL DOLLARS" PER TON IN AU AND AG
Result NO HARD DATA

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
    Rock unit name Birch Creek
    Rock description Birch Creek
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Cambrian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.92928, 63.5454

Ore body information

  • Strike N 70 E
    Dip 90
    Thickness 1.83M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Gangue: Quartz; Arsenopyrite

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

Comments on the workings information

  • OPEN CUTS AND 2 SHORT TUNNELS; ONE PARTLY CAVED BY 19

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011219

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 687, P. 103

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 98, P. 32

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 44

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ-ARSENOPYRITE-GALENA-SPHALERITE VEIN CARRIES GOLD AND SILVER; 4 TO 6 FT WIDE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-1984 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey