Mountain View Group - Skookum Vein

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001540
MRDS ID A012287
Record type Site
Current site name Mountain View Group - Skookum Vein
Alternate or previous names Mountain View Group, Fisg Creek No. 3 Claim

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -130.05453, 55.98588 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position IMMEDIATELY W OF MINE BUILDINGS; ON E BANK OF SKOOKUM CR.
(click for info)

Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • PORTAL OF SKOOKUM TUNNEL, AS SHOWN ON PLATE 8, USGS BULL 1024-B 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 Primary
Zinc Primary
Copper Secondary
Molybdenum Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • MAIN VALUES IN AU, AG, PB AND ZN

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Freibergite Ore
Galena Ore
Molybdenite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Pyrrhotite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Tetrahedrite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Rock unit name Texas Creek Granodiorite
    Rock description Texas Creek Granodiorite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Jurassic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -130.05453, 55.98588

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Hyder

Comments on the workings information

  • SKOOKUM TUNNEL: WAS 325 FT IN LENGTH AND 100 FT DEEP IN 1925; LATER LENGTHENED TO MORE THAN 4200 FT IN ORDER TO UNDERCUT OTHER VEINS ON PROPERTY; NUMEROUS PITS, TRENCHES AND OPEN CUTS ON CLAIM

Comments on development

  • PATENTED BY JOHN HOVLAND CIRCA 1920

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012287

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HOVLAND, JOHN, 1927, A REPORT ON THE PROPERTY OF THE MOUNTAIN VIEW GOLD MINING CO., HYDER RECORDING DISTRICT, ALASKA: UNPUB., (AK TECH DATA FILES, MENLO PARK)

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 807, P. 64

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1024-B, P. 34-37, PLATE 9

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 78-73B, NO. 6

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-78-73B-06

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ FISSURE VEIN (OR VEINS) EXPOSED IN OPEN CUTS AND IN SKOOKUM TUNNEL: MAIN EXPOSURE IN TUNNEL TRACED FOR 400 FT; SOUTHERN 250 FT RANGES 3-4 FT IN WIDTH; NORTHERN PORTION BRANCHES INTO 2 VEINS ABOUT 10 FT APART, UPPER BRANCH SEVERAL IN WIDE, LOWER BRANCH 6 IN TO 2 FT (AVE. 1 FT) IN WIDTH OVER 75 FT, THEN NARROWS TO 5 FT 9 IN FOR ANOTHER 75 FT; BOTH BRANCHES MINERALIZED; ORE: AURIFEROUS PYRITE, GALENA, PYRRHOTITE, CHALCOPYRITE, SPHALERITE, TETRAHEDRITE, FREIBERGITE, TRACE ARSENOPYRITE; NUMEROUS EXPOSURES OF QUARTZ VEINS WITH SIMILAR DESCRIPTIONS IN SKOOKUM TUNNEL
Deposit SEE ALSO: MOUNTAIN VIEW-"GRAY COPPER" VEIN ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

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