Nowell-Otterson Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001348
MRDS ID A012089
Record type Site
Current site name Nowell-Otterson Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.86869, 58.20863 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • APPROXIMATED FROM USGS OFR 85-717, NO. J060 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
Silver Primary
Lead Secondary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Calcite Gangue
Hematite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Pyrrhotite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.86869, 58.20863

Ore body information

  • Thickness 7.62M
    Length 701.04M

Comments on the geologic information

  • VEINS OCCUR IN QUARTZ-MICA SCHISTS, CHLORITE AND GRAPHITIC SCHISTS NEAR GRANITIC INTRUSIVE; COUNTRY ROCK STRIKES N 10-20 W, DIPS NE, PARA LLEL TO REGIONAL STRIKE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Admiralty

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the workings information

  • 2 SHAFTS (?) AND UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF DRIFTING; NUMEROUS OPEN CUTS; PART OF SAME CLAIM GROUP COVERING ALASKA DANO

Comments on development

  • SEE: ALASKA DANO

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012089

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 85-717, P. 73

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-85-717-060

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit VEIN 15-25 FT WIDE, TRACED 2300 FT, CONTAINS PYRITE, PYRRHOTITE, MINOR GALENA AND SPECULAR HEMATITE AND FREE GOLD; ANOTHER 30 IN VEIN CONTAINS PYRITE, SPECULAR HEMATITE, MINOR CHALCOPYRITE, GALENA AND CU OXIDES
Deposit SEE ALSO: ALASKA DANO; SOME OF DATA LISTED UNDER ALASKA DANO ALSO APPLIES TO NOWELL-OTTERSON ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1986 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey