Bluebird Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000804
MRDS ID A011453
Record type Site
Current site name Bluebird Prospect
Alternate or previous names Whistler
Related records 10112497

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.61506, 61.12459 (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. 9. 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
Copper Secondary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Calcite Gangue
Chlorite Gangue
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
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.61506, 61.12459

Ore body information

  • Width 3M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fracture Control

Comments on the geologic information

  • SCHISTOSITY OF COUNTRY ROCK STRIKES ABOUT E-W, DIPS 40-60 N

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Port Valdez

Land status

Ownership category State

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 39.62M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORK DONE ON BLUEBIRD BY 1916 INCLUDED 120 FT TUNNEL, CROSSCUT ANDA 10 FT DRIFT; NO DATA ON ANY WORKINGS AT WHISTLER CLAIM

Comments on development

  • ACTIVE BETWEEN ABOUT 1911 AND 1916; NO RECORDED PRODUCTION

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011453

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 520, P. 120, 123

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 542, P. 35

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 592, P. 239

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 622, P. 182

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 662, P. 191

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 12

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 9

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-09

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit BLUEBIRD: MINERALIZED SHEAR ZONE UP TO 3 M WIDE IN VALDEZ GROUP CONTAINS FRAGMENTS OF MAFIC DIKE CEMENTED BY QUARTZ, CALCITE, AND CHLORITE WITH DISSEMINATED PYRITE, PYRRHOTITE, CHALCOPYRITE, GALENA AND FREE GOLD; WHISTLER: QUARTZ VEIN WITH FRAGMENTS OF SLATE WITH DISSEMINATED PYRITE AND FREE GOLD
Deposit DATA COMBINED FOR BLUEBIRD AND WHISTLER CLAIMS; SEE ALSO: CLIFF MINE ; 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-1995 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PUT DIMENSION DATA INTO THE ORE BODY FIELDS FROM THE DEPOSIT COMMENTS FIELD.