Enterprise Claims

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001743
MRDS ID A012527
Record type Site
Current site name Enterprise Claims
Alternate or previous names Limestone Inlet, Claim Groups: Arizona, Bach, Montana
Related records 10234165

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.96726, 58.04419 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • ADIT SYMBOL N OF LIMESTONE INLET, TAKU RIVER (A-6), 1:63360 QUAD. 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
Lead Secondary
Zinc Secondary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

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

Analytical data

Result ORE SAID TO AVERAGE 15.00 DOLLARS/TON, (AU AT 20.67/FINE OZ), USGS BULL 480, P. 97

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.96726, 58.04419

Ore body information

  • Strike N 20-30 E
    Dip 45-52 NW
    Thickness 2.74M

Comments on the geologic information

  • HOST ROCK DESCRIBED AS A "SOMEWHAT" PORPHYRITIC DIORITE INTRUDED INTO VOLCANIC SERIES OF SLATES AND GREENSTONES

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Juneau

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the workings information

  • ENTERPRISE GROUP: 320 FT DRIFT AND 120 FT DRIFT CONNECTED BY 77 FT RAISE; ARIZONA GROUP: SURFACE CUTS ON VEIN FOR 800 FT; MILL USED IN 1916 HAD FIVE 1250 POUND STAMPS

Comments on development

  • MOST DEVELOPMENT WAS ON ENTERPRISE GROUP OF CLAIMS, PRIOR TO 1916; UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF ORE MILLED IN 1916, NO DATA ON POSSIBLE PRODUCTION; 4 LODE CLAIMS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012527

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 345, P. 90

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 379, P. 72

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 480, P. 97-98

  • Deposit

    USBM BULL 153, P. 24

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 1246, P. 155

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 85-717, P. 322, NO. T013

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-85-717-T013

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 2 AURIFEROUS QUART VEINS 3 IN T0 9 FT WIDE CARRYING FREE GOLD AND SMALL AMOUNTS OF GALENA, SPHALERITE AND CHALCOPYRITE; VEINS FOLLOWED 120 TO 800 FT ALONG STRIKE; ENTERPRISE VEIN AVERAGED 5 FT IN WIDTH
Deposit SEE ALSO: SUNRISE CANYON ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-DEC-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey