Olympia Claim

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001535
MRDS ID A012282
Record type Site
Current site name Olympia Claim
Alternate or previous names Fish Creek Group

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -130.04869, 55.99671 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position 350 FT NE OF STARBOARD NO. 2
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • APPROX. LOCATION OF ADIT NO. 4 AS SHOWN ON PLATE 13 OF USGS BULL 1 024-F 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

Comments on the commodity information

  • SCHEELITE CRYSTALS UP TO 1 IN ACROSS IN QUARTZ STRINGER

Materials information

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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Texas Creek Granodiorite;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group
    Rock description Texas Creek Granodiorite;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group

Nearby scientific data

(1) -130.04869, 55.99671

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.COM: VEIN LIES NEAR CONTACT BETWEEN TEXAS CREEK GRANODIORITE AND INTENS ELY FRACTURED SLICKENSIDED BROWN METASEDIMENTARY ROCKS OF HAZELTON (?) GROUP; CUT BY SERIES OF FAULTS RUNNING N 30 E WITH STEEP NW DIPS. HAZELTON GROUP; GREENSTONE, GRAYWACKE AND SLATE. GRANODIORITE IS LTRI-EJUR HORNBLENDE K/AR AGES OF 206 M.Y. AND 200 M.Y., USGS OFR 78-73A.

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

Comments on the workings information

  • THREE CLOSELY SPACED ADITS; ADITS NO. 4, 5 AND 6 HAD LENGTHS OF 60, 109, AND 185 FT RESPECTIVELY; ADITS 4 AND 5 CONNECTED BY RAISE; ADIT NO. 6 WAS FLOODED BY 1929; VEIN WAS STOPED FOR 30 FT ABOVE ADIT NO. 4

Comments on development

  • PATENTED CIRCA 1920; SMALL ORE SHIPMENTS TO TACOMA SMELTER IN 19 16-17

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012282

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 78-73B, LOC. 3

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1024-F, P. 138

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 807, P. 69-70

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 722, P. 136-137

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-78-73B-03

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ VEIN 15-24 IN WIDE, AVERAGES LESS THAN 1 FT, CONTAINS GALENA, PYRITE, SUBORDINATE TETRAHEDRITE, SPHALERITE AND MINOR CHALCOPYRITE; MINOR FREIBERGITE OCCURS LOCALLY; ORE SHOOTS TAKE UP ENTIRE WIDTH OF VEIN IN SOME SPOTS; VEIN TERMINATES ON FAULT; SCHEELITE REPORTED IN 3 IN WIDE QUARTZ STRINGER FOUND IN FIRST 40 FT OF ADITS 4 AND 6
Deposit SEE ALSO: STARBOARD CLAIMS, NEVADA CLAIMS; FISH CREEK GROUP ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-SEP-1986 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 02-SEP-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.