Silver Pick Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000635
MRDS ID A011250
Record type Site
Current site name Silver Pick Prospect
Related records 10185812

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.95289, 63.54068 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • ADGGS OF 98, P. 31, LOCATION 21 ON PLATE 2 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • AG CONTENT INCREASES WITH GALENA CONTENT, SOME GALENA SAMPLES CARRY UP TO 300 OZ/TON AG, BULL 836, P 330

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Siderite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Leaching Of Brecciated Zones; Presence Of Melanterite

Analytical data

Result 0.03-0.06 OZ/TON AU, 0.10-10.00 OZ/TON AG REPORTED BY GROSS (USBM) IN DAVIS, 1923, P. 126

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) -150.95289, 63.54068

Ore body information

  • Strike N 30 E TO N 65 E
    Dip 67 TO 70 SE
    Thickness 3.96M

Comments on the geologic information

  • THIS AND SEVERAL OTHER SITES IN THE AREA SUSPECTED OF OCCUPYING THE SAME VEIN SYSTEM

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

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1983
    Total resources 2,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Silver Ag 1289.5228 g/mt Silver Major 1983
    Gold Au 5.0824 g/mt Gold Major 1983

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Name of workings TUNNEL
    Length 60.96M
    Width 0.91M

Comments on the workings information

  • 200 FT TUNNEL AND OPEN CUTS

Comments on development

  • WORK DONE IN 1961 DISCOVERED LARGE POTENTIAL TONNAGE BUT INVESTIGATOR WAS DISCOURAGED BY GENERAL LACK OF HIGH-GRADE ORE POCKETS, ADGGS OF 98, P. 31

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011250

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 687, P. 105

  • Deposit

    DAVIS, 1923 IN STEWART, B.D., ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINE INSPECTOR TO THE GOVERNOR OF ALASKA, 1922, JUNEAU: ALASKA, P. 124-126

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 836, P. 330

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OPEN FILE REPORT 98, P. 31 LOC. 21

  • Deposit

    ADGGS REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 83-12, P. 17

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ CARBONATE VEINS UP TO 7 FT THICK AND A SHEAR ZONE 13 FT WIDE ARE MINERALIZED; 1200 TO 1400 TRACEABLE STRIKE LENGTH (IN FT)
Deposit ON ADJACENT SILVER PICK #2 CLAIM IS A CAVED SHAFT 12 FT DEEP ON A 6 TO 7 FT QUARTZ-CALCITE VEIN. OPEN CUT EXPOSES IRON-STAINED QUARTZ VEIN 3 FT THICK WITH ATTITUDE N 88 E, 63 N DIP; SAMPLE FROM VEIN ASSAYED 0.14 OZ AU AND 0.1 OZ AG PER TON SEE ALSO: GALENA, FRANCIS, GOLD EAGLE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-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 WORKINGS FIELDS FROM THE COMMENTS FIELD.