Miller House

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001513
MRDS ID A012260
Record type Site
Current site name Miller House
Related records 10185229

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -145.24988, 65.52473 (WGS84)
Relative position The location is a road cut along the Steese Highway, near Miller House.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Comments on the commodity information

  • Ore Material = Fe-oxides

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Pyrite Ore
Zircon Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Significant amount of Fe-oxide.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock
  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Felsic Volcanic Rock

Nearby scientific data

(1) -145.24988, 65.52473

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = This site contains massive to disseminated arsenopyrite in four large and four small iron-stained shear zones. Zones over 150 meters long occur in middle Paleozoic or older schist of the Yukon-Tanana terrane. Intense alteration occurs along the zones. Grab samples contain up to 3.9 grams per ton Au (Menzie and others, 1983; Nokleberg and others, 1987).

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Circle

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Surface samples collected and analyzed.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012260
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CI040

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Wedow, Helmuth, Jr., Killeen, P. L., and others, 1954, Reconnaissance for radioactive deposits in eastern interior Alaska, 1946: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 331, 36 p.

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Misc. Field Studies Map MF-391, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-633, 72 p.

  • Deposit

    Tripp R.B., Detra, D. E., and Mishi, J. M., 1982, Mineralized zones in bedrock near Miller Creek, Circle quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 844, 62 p.

  • Deposit

    Menzie, W.D., Foster, H.L., Tripp, R.B., and Yeend, W.E., 1983, Mineral resource assessment of the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-170-B, 61 p., 1 sheet, 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Foster, H.L., O'Leary, R.M, McDougal, C.M, and Menzie, W.D., 1984, Analyses of rock samples from the Circle quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-479, 126 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Nokleberg, W.J., Bundtzen, T.K., Berg, H.C., Brew, D.A., Grybeck, D.J., Robinson, M.S., Smith, T.E., and Yeend, W., 1987, Significant metalliferous lode deposits and placer districts of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1786, 104 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Nokleberg and others, 1987.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Auriferous arsenopyrite along altered shear zones.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 09-SEP-98 C.J. Freeman Avalon Development Corporation
Reporter 09-SEP-98 J.R. Guidetti Schaefer Avalon Development Corporation
Reporter 09-SEP-98 Clements, A.S. Avalon Development Corporation