Goodyear Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000853
MRDS ID A011506
Record type Site
Current site name Goodyear Prospect
Alternate or previous names Hubbard and Elliott Claims

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -144.10559, 61.64854 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • BEST LOCATION: USGS BULL 745, PLATE III, LOC. 21 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • PYRITE MAY BE CU-BEARING

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Pyrite Unknown

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
    Rock unit name Nikolai Greenstone
    Rock description Nikolai Greenstone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -144.10559, 61.64854

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Elliott Cr. Runs Roughly Parallel To Axis Of Large Anticline
Local Ore Body Is Confined By Two N-S Striking Faults And A Ne Fault

Ore body information

  • Strike N 12 E
    Dip 45 SW

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault Control

Comments on the geologic information

  • ELLIOTT CREEK AREA GEOLOGY CONSISTS OF TRIASSIC NIKOLAI GREENSTONE OVERLAIN BY CHITISTONE LIMESTONE WHICH HAS BEEN FOLDED INTO A LARGE ASYMMETRIC ANTICLINE AND CUT BY NUMEROUS FAULTS; FOLDED AND FAULTED SECTION IS CAPPED BY JURASSIC KOTSINA CONGLOMERATE; ORE DEPOSITS ARE RESTRICTED TO MINERALIZED SHEAR ZONES IN THE GREENSTONE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on the workings information

  • EXPLORED BY 300 FT TUNNEL AND AT LEAST ONE OPEN CUT BY 1923, PRESENT CONDITION UNKNOWN

Comments on development

  • ELLIOTT CREEK AREA WAS FIRST STAKED IN 1899 BY H. C. ELLIOTT AND CHARLES G. HUBBARD; NUMEROUS CLAIMS PATENTED BY 1907; PROSPECTING MAINLYBEFORE 1916 ALTHOUGH APPARENT POST 1950 ACTIVITY HAS BEEN REPORTED FOR THE AREA

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011506

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS PP 15, P. 16-19, 25-26

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 374, P. 67-68, 64

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 745, P. 115-118, 120

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1246, P. 43

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 65

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 55

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-55

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit TABULAR, FAULT-BOUNDED ORE BODY 4 TO 8 FT THICK DEVELOPED IN SHEARZONE PARALLEL TO FAULTS IN NIKOLAI GREENSTONE; BORNITE AND CHALCOPYRITEOCCUR IN SHEETED CALCITE VEINS, OR ASSOCIATED WITH QUARTZ AND CALCITE IN FRACTURE ZONES
Deposit MOST DEVELOPMENT DONE IN ELLIOTT CREEK AREA WAS ON GOODYEAR, ELIZABETH AND ALBERT JOHNSON CLAIMS; TOTAL OF 1500 TO 2000 FT OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS AND SEVERAL OPEN CUTS IN ELLIOTT CR. DRAINAGE; NO RECORD OF ANY PRODUCTION ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-85 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey