Starboard Claims

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001534
MRDS ID A012281
Record type Site
Current site name Starboard Claims
Alternate or previous names Fish Creek Group

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -130.05092, 55.99616 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position N OF MOUNTAIN VIEW GROUP
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF NO. 2 ADIT, AS SHOWN ON USGS BULL 1024-F, PLATE 13 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Primary
Gold Secondary
Copper Secondary
Zinc Tertiary
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Scheelite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Jurassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -130.05092, 55.99616

Comments on the geologic information

  • VEINS IN GRANODIORITE AT CONTACT BETWEEN TEXAS CREEK GRANODIORITE AND GREENSTONE, GRAYWACKE AND SLATE OF THE HAZELTON (?) GROUP

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Hyder

Production statistics

  • Year 1917
    Period 1916-1917
  • Year 1917
    Period 1916-1917
  • Year 1917
    Period 1916-1917

Comments on the production information

  • 4 SORTED ORE LOTS SENT TO TACOMA SMELTER IN 1916 AND 1917

Comments on the workings information

  • 3 CLOSELY SPACED ADITS; STARBOARD NO. 1: ADIT NO. 1, 50 FT LONG AND ADIT NO. 2, 40 FT LONG WITH VERTICAL SEPARATION OF ABOUT 100 FT; STARBOARD NO. 2: ADIT NO. 3, 70 FT LONG, ABOUT 450 FT N 57 E OF ADITS 1 AND 2

Comments on development

  • PATENTED CIRCA 1920; SMALL AMOUNT OF SORTED ORE SHIPPED DURING W ORLD WAR I

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012281

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 78-73B, LOC. 3

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1024-F, P. 138

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 807, P. 68-70

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 722, P. 128, 131, 134-137

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-78-73B-03

  • Production

    USGS BULL 807, P. 70

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEE ALSO: OLYMPIA CLAIM, NEVADA CLAIM, FISH CREEK GROUP; NOTE: CLAIMS OF THE FISH CREEK GROUP SHOULD NOT BE CONFUSED WITH THE FISH CREEK CLAIMS ON THE MOUNTAIN VIEW CLAIM GROUP IMMEDIATELY TO THE S; PART OF THE FISH CREEK GROUP EXTENDS INTO THE BRADFIELD CANAL QUADRANGLE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit STARBOARD NO. 1: QUARTZ VEIN, N 35-40 W STRIKE, 65-70 NE DIP, VARIES FROM 2-3 FT WIDE TO STRINGER LODE, TRACED FOR 400 FT, FAIRLY LEAN MINERALIZATION; STARBOARD NO. 2: QUARTZ VEIN, N 60 W STRIKE, 65 NE DIP, 3 FT 9 IN AT PORTAL OF ADIT, BREAKS UP INTO STRINGERS, ORE SHOOTS UP TO 8 IN THICK CONTAIN GALENA, TETRAHEDRITE, PYRITE, SUBORDINATE CHALCOPYRITE AND SPHALERITE, AND MINOR SCHEELITE

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-SEP-86 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey