Buster Bench

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002070
MRDS ID A012924
Record type Site
Current site name Buster Bench

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -165.2166, 64.60679 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • BENCH DEPOSIT ON S BANK OF BUSTER CR., ABOUT 100 FT ABOVE STREAM LEVEL. 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Analytical data

Result AU WORTH $18.67/OZ., EQUIVALENT TO FINENESS OF 917.75, USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 173.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Quartzite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Unconsolidated Deposit > Gravel
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -165.2166, 64.60679

Ore body information

  • Thickness 3.96M
    Width 42.67M
    Length 213.36M

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAJOR.UNITS: SCHIST AND MARBLE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on development

  • MINED IN EARLY 1900'S; $4,000 PRODUCED FROM PIT 75 FT BY 30 FT BY 18 FT DEEP, PRICE OF AU = $20.67/FINE OZ.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012924

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 328, P. 173.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 533, P. 96-97.

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-463-116

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 2 PAY STREAKS IN BENCH DEPOSIT TRACED FOR 700 FT ALONG S BANK OF BUSTER CR.; UPPER PAY STREAK: 10 FT THICK, 140 FT WIDE, LOW GRADE; LOWER PAY STREAK: 3 FT THICK, 25 FT WIDE IN BEDROCK CHANNEL 1/8 MILE LONG; THE 2 PAY LAYERS ARE SEPARATED BY 10 FT OF MUCK AND OVERLAIN BY 18 FT OF FRAGMENTAL MATERIAL COMPOSED OF SCHIST AND QUARTZ WITH BOULDERS OF GREENSTONE AND GRANITE; BEDROCK IS DECOMPOSED IRON-STAINED SCHIST CONTAINING AU TO 18 IN DEPTH; W END OF BENCH GRADES INTO ALLUVIAL FAN 4-18 FT DEPP.

Reporter information

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