Eagle Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000832
MRDS ID A011485
Record type Site
Current site name Eagle Mine
Alternate or previous names Ellis Property, American Eagle
Related records 10113134

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -145.40504, 61.31462 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • BEST LOCATION: USGS BULL 866, PLATE 1 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991). ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :49?

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result NO DATA

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock
  • 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) -145.40504, 61.31462

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fracture Control

Comments on the geologic information

  • COUNTRY ROCK STRIKES E-W, DIPS S; CUT BY JOINTS TRENDING N 20 W, NEARLY VERTICAL. SLATE AND GRAYWACKE INTRUDED BY FELSIC PORPHYRY DIKES.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Tonsina/Tiekel

Comments on the production information

  • PROBABLY BETWEEN 500-1000 OZ AU PRODUCED, 1917-1918

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 38.1M

Comments on the workings information

  • OPEN CUT AND ABOUT 125 FT OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS; SMALL MILL INSTALLED IN 1918; OXIDIZED ORE WAS AMALGAMATED IN AN ARRASTRE ON SITE OR SHIPPED TO CLIFF MINE FOR MILLING; MOST ORE, IF NOT ALL, WAS TAKEN FROM OPEN CUT

Comments on development

  • PRODUCTION IN 1917 AND 1918; EAGLE MINE RELOCATED IN 1926 AS ELLISCLAIMS BY H. E. ELLIS, OWNER OF CLIFF MINE; NO MORE THAN ASSESSMENT WORK SINCE BEFORE 1932

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011485

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 662, P. 178-179

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 866, P. 29-32

  • Deposit

    ADGGS GC 15, P. 3

  • Deposit

    USBM IC 8626, P. 19

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 44

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 36

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-36

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PARTLY OXIDIZED QUARTZ VEINS 1 TO 6 FT THICK ASSOCIATED WITH FELSIC PORPHYRY DIKES 10 IN TO 30 FT THICK; MOST VEINS AND ALL DIKES FOLLOW NEARLY VERTICAL N TRENDING JOINTS
Deposit REPORTED TO BE THE ONLY PRODUCING LODE-GOLD PROPERTY IN THE TIEKEL AREA, ADGGS GC 15, P. 3 ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey