Wagner Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001306
MRDS ID A012045
Record type Site
Current site name Wagner Prospect
Alternate or previous names Boston King, Salmon Creek Gold Mining Co.
Related records 10233636

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.46534, 58.33197 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • BEST LOCATION: USGS OFR 85-7178 NO. J154; UNLABELLED SHAFT SYMBOL 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
Copper Secondary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Albite Gangue
Calcite Gangue
Dolomite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Rutile Gangue
Sericite Gangue

Analytical data

Result NO DATA ON GOLD CONTENT

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Slate
    Rock unit name Perseverance Slate
    Rock description Perseverance Slate
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Triassic

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.46534, 58.33197

Ore body information

  • Strike AVERAGE N 20 W
    Dip AVERAGE 40 NE
    Width 2.44M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1898

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 350.52M

Comments on the workings information

  • 1150 FT OF DEVELOPMENT IN DRIFTS AND CROSSCUT; SOME SURFACE STRIPPING; PORTAL DESTROYED BY QUARRY OPERATIONS IN 1970'S-1980'S; 20-TON TUBULAR MILL REPORTED OPERATING IN 1914

Comments on development

  • 5 UNPATENTED LODE CLAIMS; FIRST TEST MILL INSTALLED 1905; LAST REPORTED ACTIVITY IN 1914

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012045

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 287, P. 116-117

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 284, P. 37

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 622, P. 96, 101

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 85-717, P. 167

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-85-717-154

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FOUR 2-4 FT WIDE VEINS FOLLOW CONTACTS BETWEEN SLATE AND GREENSTONE (AMPHIBOLITE) DIKES; ONE 8 FT VEIN PRESENT; SULFIDES ARE ARSENOPYRITE, PYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE AND SOME GALENA, SPHALERITE AND TETRAHEDRITE
Deposit ALSO: PLACER WORKINGS AT MOUTH OF SALMON CREEK ; 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