Hanlon Gold Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002352
MRDS ID A013269
Record type Site
Current site name Hanlon Gold Prospect
Related records 10282559

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -136.1687, 57.66388 (WGS84)
Relative position W SHORE OF OGDEN PASSAGE, 0.6 MI N OF DRIP PT. ON HERBERT GRAVES I.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS B 929, PLATE 1; USGS MF-467, LOC. 30 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

  • NO DATA GIVEN ON PRECIOUS METAL CONTENT, BUT GOLD LIKELY TO BE PRESENT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Sitka Graywacke
    Rock description Sitka Graywacke
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -136.1687, 57.66388

Ore body information

  • Strike N 40 DEGREES W (FAULT)
    Dip 80 DEGREES SW (FAULT)

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Fault

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1933
Discoverer Hanlon

Comments on the workings information

  • 25 FT. LONG, 12 FT. DEEP CUT IN CLIFF ON BEACH; 50 FT. LONG TRENCH, CAVED IN AS OF 1941.

Comments on development

  • CLAIM STAKED BY HANLON IN 1933, CUT IN CLIFF AND TRENCH MADE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013269

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 929, P. 132, PLATES 1, 3 (1941)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-450, P. 56 (1978)

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-467, LOC. 30 (1972)

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-929-PL-1

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ A FEW IN. THICK PRESENT IN FAULT IN GRAYWACKE IN CUT IN CLIFF ON BEACH. PYRITE AND ARSENOPYRITE IN QUARTZ, WHICH IS LIKELY INDICATION OF PRESENCE OF GOLD.
Deposit NO SPECIFIC MENTION OF GOLD IN USGS B 929, P. 132, BUT PRESENCE OF WORKINGS AND OF PYRITE AND ARSENOPYRITE IN QUARTZ VEINS INDICATES PRESENCE OF GOLD IS LIKELY. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

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