Walters, Brasslin, & Atkinson

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000993
MRDS ID A011664
Record type Site
Current site name Walters, Brasslin, & Atkinson
Related records 10136624

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.06259, 61.04956 (WGS84)
Relative position On the peninsula between College Fiord and Barry Arm, 2 miles west of BM Fable. Accurate within 0.5 mile. Locality 60 of Cobb (1972), locality 49 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977), and locality A-24 of Jansons and others (1984).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Oxidation evident at outcrop (Johnson, 1914).

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 274
USGS model code 36a.1
Deposit model name Low-sulfide Au-quartz vein, Chugach-type
Mark3 model number 26

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.06259, 61.04956

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Quartz vein, 2 to 8 inches thick, containing arsenopyrite, galena, gold, and sphalerite, cuts Late Cretaceous Valdez Group slate and graywacke. Vein strikes N 11 to 40 E and has a nearly vertical dip. Assays up to 4.25 oz/ton Au reported (Johnson, 1914).
  • Age = Late Cretaceous or younger; veins cut Late Cretaceous Valdez Group slates and graywackes.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Prince William Sound

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Explored by surface excavations and 77 ft of underground workings. Assays up to 4.25 oz/ton Au reported (Johnson, 1914).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011664
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AN128

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Johnson, B.L., 1914, The Port Wells gold-lode district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-G, p. 195-236.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous and selected non-metalliferous mineral deposits in the eastern part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-A, 99 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

  • Deposit

    Jansons, Uldis, Hoekzema, R.B., Kurtak, J.M., and Fechner, S.A., 1984, Mineral occurrences in the Chugach National Forest, Southcentral Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 5-84, 218 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1979, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials in the Anchorage quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1095, 184 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Anchorage quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-409, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    MacKevett, E.M., Jr., and Holloway, C.D., 1977, Map showing metalliferous mineral deposits in the western part of southern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 77-169-F, 38 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Johnson, 1914

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Chugach-type low-sulfide Au-quartz veins (Bliss, 1992; model 36a.1 ?) or Epithermal Au vein ?

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 30-JUL-1998 D.P. Bickerstaff U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 30-JUL-1998 S.W. Huss U.S. Geological Survey