Weiler Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000644
MRDS ID A011261
Record type Site
Current site name Weiler Mine
Related records 10161492

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.85845, 63.55374 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Primary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Polybasite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result ASSAYED AT 3 OZ/TON AU, ADGGS OFR 98, P. 34 LOC. 40

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) -150.85845, 63.55374

Ore body information

  • General form VEIN
    Strike N 40 E
    Dip 60 TO 70
    Thickness 0.91M
    Length 15.24M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Kantishna

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Nick Begich Jr.

Production statistics

  • Year 1983
    Accuracy Accurate
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Ore Silver Silver 2118g/mt

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1983
    Total resources 100,000,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 1.9764 g/mt Gold Major 1983
    Silver Ag 23351.346 g/mt Silver Major 1983

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011261

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 98, P. 9, 34 LOC. 40

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169A, P. 45 LOC. 12

  • Deposit

    ADGGS SR 33, P. 24

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

General comments

Subject category Comment text

Reporter information

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