Valdez Bonanza Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000822
MRDS ID A011474
Record type Site
Current site name Valdez Bonanza Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.23062, 61.18932 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
Relative position ON DIVIDE BETWEEN VALDEZ GLACIER AND MINERAL CREEK; ABOUT 3.5 MI E OF MCINTOSH
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • POSITION APPROXIMATED FROM USGS MF-438, LOC. 32. 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
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result NO DATA

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.23062, 61.18932

Ore body information

  • Thickness 1.52M
    Length 15.24M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fracture Control

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

  • 100 FT TUNNEL DRIVEN BEFORE 1911; PRESENT CONDITION UNKNOWN

Comments on development

  • MOST RECENT ACTIVITY WAS 1913 ASSESSMENT WORK

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011474

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 520, P. 127

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 592, P. 239

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 32

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 25

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-25

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ VEIN 2 TO 5 FT THICK PARALLELS CLEAVAGE OF SLATY COUNTRY ROCK; TRACEABLE FOR 50 FT, PINCHES OUT IN TUNNEL BENEATH OUTCROP
Deposit SEE ALSO: VALDEZ GOLD MINING CO. ; 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.