Gold Nest Gold-Silver-Lead Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002405
MRDS ID A013323
Record type Site
Current site name Gold Nest Gold-Silver-Lead Prospect
Alternate or previous names Gold Nest Or Goldnest Claims
Related records 10137053

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.60224, 57.93864 (WGS84)
Elevation 853
Relative position 0.4 MI. SW OF PEAK 3312 ON RIDGE BETWEEN TRACY ARM AND LOWER SWEETHEART LAKE
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USBM OFR 85-86, FIG 4, LOC. 159; USGS B 1525, FIG. 59, SAMPLE NO. 3K169, 3K171 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 Secondary
Lead Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result 2.5 FT CHIP SAMPLE ON QUARTZ VEIN: 0.10PPM AU, 1.5 PPM AG, 70 PPM PB (SAMPLE 3K169). QUARTZ VEIN GRAB SAMPLE: 7.0 PPM AU, 0.5 PPM AG, 950 PPM PB (SAMPLE 3K171). USGS B 1525, TABLE 25, P. 285

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Tonalite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.60224, 57.93864

Ore body information

  • Strike N 30 DEGREES E
    Dip NW
    Width 0.91M

Comments on the geologic information

  • CRET BIOTITE OR HORNBLENDE SCHIST AND AMPHIBOLITE NEAR SMALL TERT-CRET FOLIATED TONALITE INTRUSION.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1912

Mining district

District name Juneau

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the workings information

  • OPEN CUT ON VEIN.

Comments on development

  • GOLD NEST CLAIMS STAKED IN 1912.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013323

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 1525, P. 167-169, FIG. 59, SAMPLE NOS. 3K169, 3K171, TABLE 25 (1984)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 77-649, P. 191 (ESSENTIALLY SAME AS B 1525) (1977)

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 85-86, P. 47, FIG 4, LOC. 159 (1986)

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-1525-FIG-59-3K169

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 3 FT. THICK BRECCIATED PYRITIC QUARTZ VEIN STRIKES N 30 DEGREES E, DIPS STEEPLY NW. BOULDERS OF SULFIDE-BEARING QUARTZ FLOAT FOUND 200 FT. ABOVE VEIN.
Deposit USGS B 1525, P. 169 DESCRIBES VEIN AS 30 FT. THICK. HOWEVER, USGS OF 77-649, P. 191, WHICH IS EARLIER VERSION OF ESSENTIALLY IDENTICAL REPORT, DESCRIBES VEIN AS 3 FT. THICK, WHICH IS MORE REALISTIC. USGS B 1525 PROBABLY HAS TYPO ERROR. ; 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
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.