Northern Belle Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001353
MRDS ID A012094
Record type Site
Current site name Northern Belle Mine
Alternate or previous names Northern Bell
Related records 10258369

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -135.08262, 58.86419 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION OBTAINED FROM UNPUBLISHED MINES AND PROSPECTS MAP LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).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

Comments on the commodity information

  • AU ASSOCIATED WITH SULFIDES, BUT WAS APPARENTLY 78% FREE-MILLING

Analytical data

Result REPORTED GRADES OF 1-5 PPM AU, ORE SHIPPED AVERAGED 24 PPM AU, USGS OFR 85-717, NO. J095

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Rock unit name Jualin Diorite
    Rock description Jualin Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Pliocene
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -135.08262, 58.86419

Ore body information

  • Strike N
    Dip E, STEEP

Comments on the geologic information

  • VEIN FOLLOWS CONTACT BETWEEN GREENSCHIST AND DIORITE; OREBODY SIMILAR TO COMET VEIN

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1896
Year of last production 1897

Mining district

District name Juneau/Berners Bay

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCED 23 OZ TONS OF ORE AVERAGING 0.407 OZ AU/TON, STONE AND STONE, 1983, P. 89

Comments on the workings information

  • NO DATA ON WORKINGS, ALTHOUGH THERE MUST HAVE BEEN SOME

Comments on development

  • MINED 1896-1897

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012094

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 284, P. 32

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1246, P. 160

  • Deposit

    STONE, DAVID AND STONE, BRENDA, 1983, HARD ROCK GOLD, THE STORY OF THE GREAT MINES THAT WERE THE HEARTBEAT OF JUNEAU: SEATTLE, WA, VANGUARD PRESS, INC., P. 89

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 85-717, NO. J095

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-85-717-095

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD AND SULFIDE BEARING QUARTZ FISSURE VEIN 2-10 FT WIDE
Deposit SEE ALSO: COMET MINE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey