Little Annie Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000619
MRDS ID A011229
Record type Site
Current site name Little Annie Mine
Alternate or previous names Aitken Property, Quigley Property, Quigley Mine, Alice, Little Annie #2, Fransen and Hawkins
Related records 10136577

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.95011, 63.54263 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

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

Comments on the commodity information

  • COPPER ORE REPORTED, NO DATA ON CU CONTENT OR ZN CONTENT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Malachite Ore
Polybasite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Presence Of Pharmocosiderite

Analytical data

Result 0.08 TO 0.54 OZ AU AND 7.0 TO 286.2 OZ AG PER TON, DAVIS, 1923, P. 126-128
Result ASSAY VALVE AVERAGE, NOT INCLUDING ONE EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH GRADE SAMPLE, FOR A LENGTH OF 468 FT ALONG STRIKE OF A VEIN AVERAGING 17 FTIN WIDTH= 0.10 OZ/TON AU AND 2.10 OZ/TON AG, USGS BULL 849, P 366

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) -150.95011, 63.54263

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Kantishna Antiform
Local Nw Trending Faults Offset Veins

Ore body information

  • General form LENTICULAR, TABULAR
    Strike N 20 E TO N 59 E
    Dip 65 TO 70 SE
    Thickness 8.23M
    Length 182.88M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Intersection Of Se And Nw Dipping Veins

Comments on the geologic information

  • QUARTZ SIDERITE VEINS INTRUDE BIRCH CREEK SCHIST, MANY VEINS PINCH AND SWELL LATERALLY, GOLD BEARING QUARTZ VEINS LOCALIZED ALONG CREST OF KANTISHNA ANTIFORM

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1918

Mining district

District name Kantishna

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Production statistics

  • Year 1921
    Period 1919-1921
    Accuracy Accurate
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Ore Silver Silver 3,648,600g
    Major Ore Gold Gold 2,310g

Comments on the production information

  • ALSO PRODUCED 74.2 TONS PB

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P.17

Comments on the workings information

  • SEVERAL HUNDRED FT OF CAVED UNDERGROUND WORKINGS AND SURFACE CUTS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011229

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 722, P.52-53

  • Deposit

    DAVIS, J.A., 1923, THE KANTISHNA REGION, ALASKA, IN STEWART. B.D., ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINE INSPECTOR TO THE GOVERNOR OF ALASKA, 1922: JUNEAU, ALASKA, P.126-128

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 836, P.328-329

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 849-F, P.353-358,364-366

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1246, P.229-230

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 98, P .9-10, 25, 31

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P.17

  • Production

    ADGGS OFR 98, P.25

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ SIDERITE VEINS IN SHEAR ZONES OF BIRCH CREEK SCHIST; VEIN MATERIAL IS CRUSHED QUARTZ, HORSES OF SCHIST, LOCALIZED LENSES OF SULFIDES, FREE GOLD AND PYRITE SCUTTERED IN QUARTZ
Deposit THIS VEIN SYSTEM IS PROBABLY CONTIGUOUS WITH GOLD DOLLAR AND GOLD EAGLE VEINS; RELATED: BANJO, RED TOP ; 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