Humboldt Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000616
MRDS ID A011225
Record type Site
Current site name Humboldt Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.74872, 63.57318 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • AU VALUES REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN GOOD; NO HARD DATA ON AU, PB OR ZN CONTENT

Materials information

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

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) -150.74872, 63.57318

Ore body information

  • Strike N 55 E
    Dip STEEPLY DIPPING TO VERTICAL
    Width 15.24M

Comments on the geologic information

  • SERIES OF VEINS IN BIRCH CREEK SCHIST FORM A MINERALIZED ZONE 50 FT WIDE TRENDING N. 55 E

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

  • SEVERAL HUNDRED POUNDS OF QUARTZ FROM OUTCROPS SAID TO HAVE GIVEN GOOD AU RETURNS WHEN SHIPPED FOR TREATMENT, USGS BULL 687, P.99

Comments on the workings information

  • OPEN CUTS AND A SHORT TUNNEL; CAVED BY 1930

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011225

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 687, P.99

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 836, P.333

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 849-F, P.374

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR98, P.37

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 45 10C. 15

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SERIES OF PARALLEL QUARTZ GOLD VEINS IN BIRCH CREEK SCHIST FORM A MINERALIZED ZONE 50 FT WIDE; INDIVIDUAL VEINS ARE Z IN TO 6 FT WIDE; SHOWS "IMPRESSIVE" VEIN WIDTH (ADGGS OFR98)
Deposit VERY SPARSE INFORMATION ON PRODUCTION; HUMBOLDT PRODUCED A LITTLE AU ; 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
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.