West Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001997
MRDS ID A012841
Record type Site
Current site name West Prospect
Alternate or previous names Gold Bug, Golden Eagle

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.41438, 64.59011 (WGS84)
Relative position HEAD OF BONANZA GULCH; NW SLIDE OF BONANZA HILL.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-247, LOC. 3. 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

Comments on the commodity information

  • SOME AU PROBABLY IN SULFIDES

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Feldspar Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.41438, 64.59011

Ore body information

  • Strike N 70 DEGREES E
    Dip 45 DEGREES SE
    Thickness 1.83M
    Length 457.2M

Comments on the geologic information

  • COUNTRY ROCK STRIKE AND DIP: N 32 DEGREES W, 25 DEGREES SW

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 38.1M

Comments on the workings information

  • 125 FT ADIT.

Comments on development

  • MOST OR ALL DEVELOPMENT BEFORE 1920.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012841

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 592, P. 401.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 434.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 722, P. 241.

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-247, LOC. 3.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 1246, P. 124.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-47

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit ON SAME VEIN AS NEW ERA TUNNEL. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT
Deposit AURIFEROUS QUARTZ-FELDSPAR VEIN 6 IN - 6 FT WIDE; IRON-STAINED AND FRACTURED; CONTAINS MINOR PYRITE AND ARSENOPYRITE; FE-STAINED, INTENSELY ALTERED SCHIST ADJACENT TO VEIN CARRIES AU.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-1987 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey