Bessie Williams

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000801
MRDS ID A011449
Record type Site
Current site name Bessie Williams
Related records 10282598

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.7659, 61.14848 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION APPROXIMATED FROM USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 5 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Analytical data

Result NO DATA

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock
    Rock unit name Valdez Group
    Rock description Valdez Group
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.7659, 61.14848

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Port Valdez

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the workings information

  • NO DATA

Comments on development

  • STAKED IN 1911; RESTAKED IN 1914 BY MAMMOTH MINING CO.; NO OTHER DATA

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011449

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 622,P.153,186

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438,LOC. 8

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 5

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-05

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit NO DATA ON DEPOSIT OTHER THAN QUARTZ VEINS IN VALDEZ GROUP METASEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Deposit VERY LITTLE DATA ON DEPOSIT ; 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