Quitsch Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000812
MRDS ID A011462
Record type Site
Current site name Quitsch Prospect
Related records 10161332

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.31395, 61.26099 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • POSITION APPROXIMATED FROM USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 18; POINT CHOSEN IS COINCIDENT WITH CENTER OF SEC. 16, T. 7S., R. 6W. 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Gold 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 > Graywacke
    Rock unit name Valdez Group
    Rock description Valdez Group
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.31395, 61.26099

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

Comments on the workings information

  • 12 FT TUNNEL DRIVEN IN 1914

Comments on development

  • MINOR EXPLORATION IN 1914

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011462

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 622, P. 167

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 21

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 18

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-18

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THIN QUARTZ VEIN WITH GALENA, PYRITE AND SMALL AMOUNT OF FREE GOLD
Deposit SEE ALSO: LITTLE GIANT, WHICH WAS OPERATED BY QUITSH IN 1929 ; 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