Groundhog Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001301
MRDS ID A012039
Record type Site
Current site name Groundhog Mine
Alternate or previous names Alaska Perseverance Mining Co., Alaska Gastineau Mining Co.
Related records 10160858

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.34117, 58.29781 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position CLAIMS ADJOINING ALASKA-JUNEAU AND PERSEVERANCE PROPERTIES
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION APPROXIMATED FROM UNPUBLISHED CLAIM MAP LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
    Rock unit name Gastineau Volcanics;Gastineau Volcanics;Perseverance Slate
    Rock description Gastineau Volcanics;Gastineau Volcanics;Perseverance Slate

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.34117, 58.29781

Ore body information

  • Width 76.2M
    Length 243.84M

Comments on the geologic information

  • CONTACT BETWEEN PERSEVERANCE SLATE AND GREENSTONE OF GASTINEAU VOLCANICS CROSSES PROPERTY; MINING WAS IN GREENSTONE AND DIORITE DIKES IN GREENSTONE; MAY BE "METAGABBRO" OF PERSEVERANCE SLATE UNIT

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1881
Year of first production 1893
Year of last production 1893

Mining district

District name Juneau/Gold Creek

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Area 30.757HA

Comments on the workings information

  • SEVERAL TUNNELS AND PITS DUG IN 1893; ORE WAS TRAMMED THROUGH DRAINAGE TUNNEL OF OLD PLACER OPERATION TO 20 STAMP MILL

Comments on development

  • MINED IN 1893; OPERATIONS CEASED DUE TO LOW GRADE ORE AND HIGH TRANSPORTATION COSTS; PROPERTY CONSOLIDATED WITH PERSEVERANCE MINE IN 1911 AS PART OF ALASKA GASTINEAU ENTERPRISE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012039

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 287, P. 73-74

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 85-717, P. 181

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-85-717-168

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINERALIZED ZONE ABOUT 800 FT BY 250 FT; QUARTZ-CALCITE-SULPHIDE VEINS, PROBABLY SIMILAR TO PERSEVERANCE; LITTLE DATA AVAILABLE THAT IS SPECIFIC TO THIS SITE
Deposit SEE: PERSEVERANCE MINE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

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