Valdez Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000821
MRDS ID A011473
Record type Site
Current site name Valdez Mine
Alternate or previous names Valdez Mining Co., Ibex

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.20062, 61.20071 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • POSITION IS PLOTTED ON VALDEZ A6 QUADRANGLE AS IBEX MINE; THE VALDEZ CLAIM GROUP AND IBEX ARE PROBABLY ON SAME VEIN AND WITHIN 1500 FT OF EACH OTHER 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

Comments on the commodity information

  • GOLD AND PYRITE IN RIBBON QUARTZ WAS MAIN ORE; MASSIVE WHITE QUARTZALSO AURIFEROUS, BUT LOWER GRADE

Materials information

Materials Type of material
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 > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Valdez Group
    Rock description Valdez Group;Valdez Group

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.20062, 61.20071

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fracture Control

Comments on the geologic information

  • SCHISTOSITY OF COUNTRY ROCK: N 75 E; 75 N DIPPING. SCHISTOSE GRAYWACKE INTERBEDDED WITH SLATE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1910

Mining district

District name Port Valdez

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the workings information

  • VALDEZ: PROBABLY ABOUT 1000 FT OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS DRIVEN BETWEEN 1911 AND 1920; PRESENT CONDITIONS UNKNOWN; IBEX: 200 FT TUNNEL DRIVEN BETWEEN 1910 AND 1911 LOST VEIN AFTER 100 FT

Comments on development

  • VALDEZ: LOCATED 1910, DEVELOPED 1911-1920, MINOR PRODUCTION INCIDENTAL TO DEVELOPMENT, AMOUNT UNKNOWN; IBEX: LOCATED 1910, DEVELOPED 1910-1911 BY 200 FT TUNNEL THAT LOST VEIN AFTER 100 FT

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011473

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 520, P. 127-128

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 622, P. 152-153, 162

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 33

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 25

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-25

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEE ALSO: VALDEZ BONANZA ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit VALDEZ:QUARTZ VEIN 5 TO 6 FT THICK AT OUTCROP, 3 TO 8 FT IN WORKINGS, LOCALLY UP TO 10.5 FT, STRIKE N 60 W, DIP 75 S, INCLUDES 24 TO 50 IN BANDED QUARTZ WITH PYRITE AND FREE GOLD; IBEX: VEIN UP TO 4 FT WIDE

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