Elbow Passage Gold Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002365
MRDS ID A013283
Record type Site
Current site name Elbow Passage Gold Prospect
Related records 10282551

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -136.08591, 57.61388 (WGS84)
Elevation 5
Relative position 3.4 MI. S OF CHICHAGOF ON SE SIDE OF ELBOW PASSAGE ON TAKEENA PENINSULA
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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. 39 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

  • GOLD CONTENT IN QUARTZ "REPORTED TO BE OF HIGH GRADE"-USGS B 929, P. 120.

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -136.08591, 57.61388

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Graywacke Strikes N 57 Degrees W, Dips 70 Degrees Sw, Joints Strike N 40 Degrees E, Dip 80 Degrees Nw

Ore body information

  • Strike FAULT-N 48 DEGREES W, VEIN-N 40 DEGREES E
    Dip FAULT-84 DEGREES SW, VEIN-70 DEGREES NW

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faults, Joints

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 Surface/Underground
    Overall depth 8.84M

Comments on the workings information

  • 29 FT. DEEP SHAFT, SEVERAL PROSPECT PITS

Comments on development

  • 6 CLAIMS STAKED BY H.O. HANSEN AND NICK BOLSHAN IN 1936. SHAFT AND PITS SUNK. NO PRODUCTION.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013283

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 929, P. 119-120 (1941)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-450, P. 40 (1978)

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-467, LOC. 39 (1972)

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-929-PL-1

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit FAULT 1-3 FT. THICK CONTAINS QUARTZ VEINLETS UP TO 1 IN. THICK, AND RIBBON QUARTZ UP TO 1 FT. THICK WITH SMALL CUBES OF PYRITE. QUARTZ VEIN 6-12 IN. THICK STRIKES N 40 DEGREES E, DIPS 70 DEGREES NW, OCCUPIES JOINT, CONTAINS GOLD.
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.

Reporter information

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