Rodman Bay Gold Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002381
MRDS ID A013299
Record type Site
Current site name Rodman Bay Gold Prospect
Related records 10258271

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -135.34699, 57.38778 (WGS84)
Elevation 107
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
Relative position 3.8 MI. SW OF MOUTH OF RODMAN CREEK AT HEAD OF RODMAN BAY., Within 1.0 Mi. Radius
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-467, LOC. 52 IS VERY INACCURATE. LOCATION HAS BEEN PLACED AT END OF ROAD (PROBABLY OLD RAILROAD BED) ON RODMAN CREEK, NEAR LOC. 115 A ON USBM OFR 20-73 CLAIM MAP OVERLAY. 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

  • "ORE IS REPORTED TO BE OF VERY LOW GRADE"-USGS B 259, P. 59

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite > Diabase
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Slate

Nearby scientific data

(1) -135.34699, 57.38778

Comments on the geologic information

  • SLATE INTRUDED BY DIABASE DIKES IN VICINITY OF ORE BODY. GRANODIORITE BELT INTRUDED A FEW MILES DISTANT.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1898

Mining district

District name Chichagof

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 243.84M

Comments on the workings information

  • EXTENSIVE SURFACE DEVELOPMENTS, 800 FT. CROSSCUT TUNNEL, 120 STAMP MILL, SMALL POWER PLANT, NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD 7 MI. LONG FROM MILL TO WHARF ON RODMAN BAY.

Comments on development

  • 2 CLAIMS STAKED IN AREA IN 1902. CROSSCUT DRIVEN, MILL, POWER PLANT, AND RAILROAD BUILT, BUT MINE NEVER PRODUCED AND WAS CLOSED IN 1904, WITH MOST EQUIPMENT SOLD.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013299

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-467, LOC. 52 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 20-73, LOC. 115A (1978)

  • Deposit

    USGS B 259, P. 58-59 (1905)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-450, P. 90 (1978)

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-467-52

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINERALIZED BELT OF WRINKLED SLATE SEVERAL HUNDRED FT. WIDE CONTAINING INTERLACED STRINGERS OF QUARTZ AND CALCITE ACCOMPANIED BY SULFIDES CARRYING GOLD. IRREGULAR FISSURES WITH QUARTZ FOUND IN TUNNEL.
Deposit KNOPF, 1912 (USGS B 504) STATES "A REMARKABLE MINING FAILURE". SOME INVESTORS REALLY LOST THEIR SHIRT ON THIS ONE! ORE TOO LOW GRADE TO BE PROFITABLE MINING. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
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-87 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-SEP-94 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.