White Hawk Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000645
MRDS ID A011262
Record type Site
Current site name White Hawk Prospect
Related records 10209851

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.94178, 63.5379 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION APPROXIMATED FROM SKETCH MAP OF QUIGLEY HILL CLAIMS, USGS BULL 849-F, PLATE 29; BUNDTZEN, IN ADGGS OFR 98, GIVES DIFFERENT LOCATION 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

Comments on the commodity information

  • HIGH PB VALVE IN ASSAY MAKES DATA SUSPECT, NO GALENA REPORTED FOR THIS SITE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Tetrahedrite Ore
Quartz Gangue
Siderite Gangue

Analytical data

Result 2.89 OZ AG AND 0.04 OZ AU PER TON
Result 17.0% PB, ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

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) -150.94178, 63.5379

Ore body information

  • Thickness 0.91M
    Length 152.4M

Comments on the geologic information

  • VEIN CUTS BIRCH CREEK ROCKS; PART OF KANTISHNA HYDRAULIC FRACTURE 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

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

Comments on the workings information

  • EXPLORED BY 12 FT SHAFT AND 15 FT DRIFT; CAVED BY 1975

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011262

Bibliographic references

  • 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. 130

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 836, P. 332

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OFR 98, P. 30

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 849-F, PLATE 29

  • Deposit

    ADGGS RI 83-12, P. 17

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ SIDERITE VEIN; POORLY EXPOSED
Deposit SEE ALSO: WATER LEVEL, SULPHIDE ; 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