Pardner's Hill

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper, Lead, Silver, Cobalt

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001171
MRDS ID A011870
Record type Site
Current site name Pardner's Hill
Alternate or previous names Partners Hill, Eightmile Mt.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -157.0204, 67.06343 (WGS84)
Relative position Located on northeast flank of Eightmile Mountain in sec. 12, T. 19 N., R. 8 E., Kateel River Meridian. Shown as locality 22 in Mayfield and Grybeck (1978). Location accurate to within 1000 ft. (300 m).??
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Silver Secondary
Cobalt Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Bornite Ore
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Calcite Gangue
Dolomite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 233
USGS model code 32c
BC deposit profile E02
Deposit model name Kipushi Cu-Pb-Zn (BC name is Carbonate-hosted Cu)
Mark3 model number none

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Devonian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -157.0204, 67.06343

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Chalcopyrite, bornite, minor galena and secondary Cu minerals in dolomite breccia. Deposit is similar to the one at Bornite (AR018) (Nana Development Corp. written comm., 1997)
  • Age = Devonian

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = active

Mining district

District name Shungnak

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Explored by 20 ft. (7 m) shaft, 30 ft. (10 m) adit, surface trenches and 21 diamond drill holes. Active exploration by Kennecott Exploration Co. in 1994, 1995, 1996 (Nana Development Corp., written comm., 1997). Selected samples contained up to 0.04 oz/ton (1.37 g/ton) Au and 1.5 oz/ton (47.9 g/ton) Ag (Sichermann and others, 1976).???

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011870
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF AR013

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous Lode Deposits of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.

  • Deposit

    Degenhart, C.E., Griffis, R.J., McQuat, J.F., and Bigelow, C.G., 1978, Mineral studies of the western Brooks Range performed under contract to the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Contract #JO155089: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 103-78, 529 p., 11 sheets.

  • Deposit

    Fritts, C.E., 1970, Geology and geochemistry of the Cosmos Hills, Ambler River and Shungnak River Quadrangles, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Geological Report 39, 63 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Mayfield, C.F. and Grybeck, D., 1978, Mineral occurrences and resource map of the Ambler river quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-120I, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Smith, P.S. and Eakin, H.M., 1911, Mineral resources of Alaska 1910: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 480, 333 p..

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Fritts, 1970

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Kipushi ?
Deposit Other Comments = Nana Corporation has an agreement with Kennecott Exploration Co. to explore corporation-owned lands (1997).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 30-APR-1997 K.R. Leonard U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 30-APR-1997 R.L. Elliott U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 30-APR-1997 J.M. Schmidt U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 30-APR-1997 S.W. Nelson U.S. Geological Survey