Minnie Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000799
MRDS ID A011445
Record type Site
Current site name Minnie Prospect
Alternate or previous names Olson, Bald Mountain Group
Related records 10112661

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.64868, 61.19848 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 3/4 MI NE OF CAMERON-JOHNSON CAMP
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION APPROXIMATED FROM USGS MF-438, LOC. 4 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
Lead Secondary
Zinc Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result NO DATA

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Valdez Group
    Rock description Valdez Group;Valdez Group

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.64868, 61.19848

Comments on the geologic information

  • SCHISTOSITY OF COUNTRY ROCK STRIKES N 60 TO 84 E, DIPS 70 TO 77 N

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1911

Mining district

District name Port Valdez

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the production information

  • ON MINNIE PROPERTY, 1 STAMP MILL RAN FOR ABOUT 25 DAYS IN 1913; ABOUT 4 TONS ORE MILLED; NO OTHER DATA

Comments on the workings information

  • MINNIE CLAIM: EXPLORED BY SHORT TUNNELS AND SURFACE STRIPPING, LONGEST TUNNEL 35 FT, IN 1914; OLSON CLAIM: ABOUT 250 FT OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS DRIVEN BY 1916 PLUS SOME OPEN CUTS; CURRENT CONDITIONS UNKNOWN

Comments on development

  • MINNIE CLAIM: LOCATED 1911; PRODUCTION 1913, ASSESSMENT WORK 1916; OLSON: LOCATED 1911, DEVELOPMENT 1913-1917, NO DATA ON PRODUCTION

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011445

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 592, P. 63, 238

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 622, P. 153, 179-180

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 4

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 3

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-03

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINNIE CLAIM: QUARTZ VEIN 4 TO 24 IN, AVERAGING 9 IN IN WIDTH WITH STRIKE OF N 70 W AND 55 S DIP CARRIES PYRITE, GALENA AND GOLD; OLSON CLAIM: QUARTZ-CARBONATE VEINS WITH PYRITE, GALENA AND SPHALERITE, ONE VEIN WAS 4 TO 18 IN WIDE WITH N 75 W STRIKE AND 65 N DIP, ANOTHER PARALLEL VEIN UP TO 7 FT WIDE, AU NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED IN REFERENCES TO OLSON, BUT PROBABLY PRESENT
Deposit SEE ALSO: CAMERON-JOHNSON ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey