Mountain View Group - Ruby Silver Vein

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001541
MRDS ID A012288
Record type Site
Current site name Mountain View Group - Ruby Silver Vein
Alternate or previous names Mountain View Group, Fish Creek No. 1 Claim
Related records 10185328

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -130.04758, 55.98866 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position DIVIDE BETWEEN SKOOKUM AND FISH CREEKS
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • APPROX. LOCATION OF THREE CLOSELY SPACED ADITS; AS SHOWN ON PLATE 2, USGS BULL 807 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 Tertiary
Antimony Tertiary
Molybdenum Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Molybdenite Ore
Pyrargyrite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Rock unit name Texas Creek Granodiorite;Hyder Quartz Monzonite;Hyder Quartz Monzonite
    Rock description Texas Creek Granodiorite;Hyder Quartz Monzonite;Hyder Quartz Monzonite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Texas Creek Granodiorite
    Rock description Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Hazelton Group;Texas Creek Granodiorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -130.04758, 55.98866

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.COM: FISSURE ZONE CROSSES CONTACT BETWEEN TEXAS CREEK GRANODIORITE AND HAZELTON(?) GROUP METASEDIMENTARY AND METAVOLCANIC ROCKS; COUNTRY ROCK IS CUT BY GRANODIORITE PORPHYRY DIKE ASSOCIATED WITH EOCENE HYDER QUARTZ MONZONITE BODY. GRANODIORITE, MINOR QUARTZ DIORITE CUT BY APLITE DIKES AND BY YOUNGER GRANODIORITE PORPHYRY DIKE. TRI-JUR HAZELTON GROUP; GREENSTONE, TUFF, VOLCANIC BRECCIA, GRAYWACKES, SLATE, ARGILLITE, QUARTZITE AND MINOR LIMESTONE; GREENSCHIST FACIES; THERMALLY METAMORPHOSED LOCALLY NEAR PLUTONS.

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

  • EARLY WORKINGS: SMALL PITS, SURFACE TRENCHES AND THREE SHORT ADITS 50 FT, 50 FT AND 90 FT IN LENGTH; LATER UNDERCUT BY SKOOKUM TUNNEL. (SEE: MOUNTAIN VIEW GROUP - "GRAY COPPER" VEIN)

Comments on development

  • PATENTED BY J. HOVLAND CIRCA 1920

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012288

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, MP)

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 807, P. 66-67

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1024-B, P. 33-37, PLATE 9

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 78-73B, NO. 6

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-78-73B-06

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ STRINGERS AND VEINLETS, 3 IN TO 2.5 FT WIDE, CONTAINING POCKETS AND THIN SEAMS OF PYRITE, GALENA, SPHALERITE, TETRAHEDRITE, PYRARGYRITE AND FREE GOLD; MOLYBDENITE IN APLITE DIKES
Deposit SEE ALSO: MOUNTAIN VIEW GROUP - "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
Editor 02-SEP-94 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.