Billy Basin Gold-Silver-Lead Prospect

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002384
MRDS ID A013302
Record type Site
Current site name Billy Basin Gold-Silver-Lead Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -135.23086, 57.07971 (WGS84)
Elevation 457
Relative position 3.9 MI. NE OF SITKA
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-467, LOC. 55 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
Silver Primary
Lead Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Calcite Gangue
Pyrrhotite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result MILL TESTS SHOWED $7/TON (0.339 OZ/TON IN 1898) AU, $1/TON AG-USGS OF 78-450, P. 18

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Kelp Bay Group;Kelp Bay Group;
    Rock description Kelp Bay Group;Kelp Bay Group;

Nearby scientific data

(1) -135.23086, 57.07971

Comments on the geologic information

  • WRITERS GIVE CONFLICTING ACCOUNTS OF WHETHER COUNTRY ROCK IS SLATE-GRAYWACKE OR SCHISTOSE DIORITE. USGS I-388 GEOLOGIC MAP SHOWS METAMORPHIC ROCKS OF KELP BAY GROUP.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mining district

District name Chichagof

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the workings information

  • SURFACE WORKINGS, TWO SMALL TUNNELS, SAWMILL.

Comments on development

  • TWO SMALL TUNNELS DRIVEN BEFORE 1900. SOME WORK DONE, TEST SHIPMENT TO MILL MADE, NO MENTION OF ANY OTHER PRODUCTION MADE, THOUGH THERE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013302

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-467, LOC. 55 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-450, P. 18 (1978)

  • Deposit

    USGS I-388, FOR REGIONAL GEOLOGY (1963)

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-467-55

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ IN RETICULATED ZONE 2.5 FT. THICK IN SLATE-GRAYWACKE, CONTAINS CALCITE, PYRRHOTITE, GALENA, 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
Editor 14-SEP-1994 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.