Pennsylvania Claim

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000631
MRDS ID A011244
Record type Site
Current site name Pennsylvania Claim

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.92789, 63.54401 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • ADJOINS KEYSTONE CLAIM; LOCATION IS OF WESTERN END LINE OF PENNSYLVANIA CLAIM. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Secondary
Tungsten Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • NO DATA ON PB, ZN OR W CONTENT, SCHEELITE MAY BE FROM KEYSTONE CLAIM

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Scheelite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Iron Stain In Quartz

Analytical data

Result 0.96 TO 1.6 OZ AU AND 0.2 TO 1.6 OZ AG PER TON, DAVIS, 1923, P.130

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) -150.92789, 63.54401

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Kantishna Antiform

Ore body information

  • Name of the ore body PENNSYLVANIA VEIN
    Strike }N 65 E}N 50 E
    Dip }DIPS 85 S}60 S
    Width 1.83M
    Length 152.4M
  • Name of the ore body KEYSTONE VEIN
    Strike }N 65 E}N 50 E
    Dip }DIPS 85 S}60 S

Comments on the geologic information

  • GOLD QUARTZ VEINS CUT BIRCH CREEK ROCKS; SIMILAR TO BANJO MINE VEINS; PENNSYLVANIA VEIN MAY BE CONTINUATION OF PITTSBURG VEIN

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 reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 20

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 15.24M

Comments on the workings information

  • NUMEROUS OPEN CUTS, A SHAFT AND A TUNNEL

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011244

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 687, P. 102-103

  • Deposit

    DAVIS, J.A., 1923, THE KANTISHNA REGION, AK, IN STEWART, B.D., ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINE INSPECTOR TO THE GOVERNOR OF ALASKA, 1922: JUNEAU, AK, P. 129-130

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 836, P. 331-332

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 849-F, P. 357, 370

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 98, P. 32

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 44 LOC. 9

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 24-78, P. 4-26

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 20

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit DATA COMBINED FOR THIS CLAIM AND KEYSTONE; SEE ALSO: KEYSTONE; RELATED: BANJO; NEARBY PITTSBURG VEIN LOCATED AT 1QT 63 32 45 AND LONG 150 54 55 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit TWO PRINCIPAL VEINS INTERSECT ON PENNSYLVANIA CLAIM; PENNSYLVANIA VEIN STRIKES N 65 E AND CLIPS 85 S, KEYSTONE VEIN STRIKES N 50 E, DIPS 60 S AND IS 3 TO 6 FT WIDE; FREE MILLING GOLD IN QUARTZ

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.