Bluebird Gold-Silver-Lead-Zinc-Copper Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002418
MRDS ID A013339
Record type Site
Current site name Bluebird Gold-Silver-Lead-Zinc-Copper Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.38333, 57.60808 (WGS84)
Elevation 128
Relative position 1.7 MI. NW OF MOUTH OF TAYLOR CREEK
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS B 1525, FIG. 57, 58. 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 Secondary
Zinc Secondary
Copper Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ANALYTICAL DATA REF. 1.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result 0.3 FT. CHANNEL SAMPLE ON HANGING WALL OF VEIN: 2.1 PPM AU, 296.5 PPM AG, 3,300 PPM PB, 2,900 PPM ZN, 1,300 PPM CU

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist > Calc-Silicate Schist
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.38333, 57.60808

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Calcareous Graphitic Schist Strikes N 22 Degrees W, Dips Vertically

Ore body information

  • Strike VEIN-N 40 DEGREES W
    Dip VEIN-71 DEGREES SW

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1903

Mining district

District name Petersburg

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 121.92M

Comments on the workings information

  • 5 FT. BY 5 FT. OPEN CUT EXPOSES VEIN IN STREAM BANK. 6 FT. SQUARE SHAFT IS FLOODED, BUT CONTAINS ESTIMATED 400 FT. OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS, INTERSECTING VEIN AT DEPTH OF 125 FT. WITH 275 FT. OF DRIFTING.

Comments on development

  • BLUEBIRD CLAIM LOCATED IN 1903. OPEN CUT DUG AND SHAFT SUNK. NO RECORD OF PRODUCTION.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013339

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 1525, P. 163-166, FIGS. 57, 58, PLATES 1, 3 (1984)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-698, P. 7, 15 (REF. TO JACK POT) (1978)

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-1525-FIG-57

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit JACK POT PROSPECT, USGS MF-425, LOC. 11, IS SUPPOSED TO BE LOCATED NEARBY BUT COULD NOT BE LOCATED BY BREW AND OTHERS (USGS B 1525, P. 163) DURING FIELD INVESTIGATION IN 1970'S. JACK POT AND BLUEBIRD MAY ACTUALLY BE SAME PROSPECTS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit 1.6 FT. THICK QUARTZ VEIN IN CALCAREOUS GRAPHITIC SCHIST CONTAINS ABUNDANT PYRITE, SPHALERITE, CHALCOPYRITE, AND GALENA ON HANGING WALL.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1987 Niles, L.P. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey