Quartz Creek Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000838
MRDS ID A011491
Record type Site
Current site name Quartz Creek Prospect
Alternate or previous names Quartz Creek Gold Mining Co.
Related records 10233855

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -145.35088, 61.40129 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
Relative position LODE CLAIMS ABOUT 2 MI BELOW HEAD OF QUARTZ CR., ON RIDGE BETWEEN QUARTZ AND HURDLE CR.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION APPROXIMATED FROM USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 41

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Secondary
Lead Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result NO DATA ON TENOR

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
  • 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) -145.35088, 61.40129

Ore body information

  • Strike N 40 W
    Dip STEEP EAST
    Thickness 0.61M
    Length 121.92M

Comments on the geologic information

  • CLOSELY FOLDED SLATE AND GRAYWACKE INTRUDED BY DIORITE PORPHYRY.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Tonsina

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 73.15M

Comments on the workings information

  • EXPLORED BY OPEN CUTS AND TWO TUNNELS, 175 FT AND 65 FT LONG; CURRENT CONDITIONS UNKNOWN

Comments on development

  • 37 LODE CLAIMS AND MILL SITE LOCATED BEFORE 1916; 6 CLAIMS PATENTED IN 1926; CLAIMS ABANDONED BY THE 1930'S

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011491

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 662, P. 179-180

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 866, P. 35-36

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 50

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 41

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-41

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEE ALSO: QUARTZ CR. PLACERS ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit THIN QUARTZ VEINS CONTAIN PYRITE, ARSENOPYRITE, GALENA AND CHALCOPYRITE; AU PRESENT; ONE VEIN TRACED FOR 400 FT, 1 TO 2 FT THICK, TRENDING N 40 W WITH STEEP E DIP

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey PARSED DATA INTO WORKINGS AND ORE BODY MULTIVALUED FIELDS
Editor 14-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 30-MAY-1995 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey