Marty Gold Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002421
MRDS ID A013342
Record type Site
Current site name Marty Gold Prospect
Alternate or previous names Marty Group: Alaska Peerless, California-Alaska, Yellow Jacket Mining Co., Alaska Windham Gold Mining Co.
Related records 10112766

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.30776, 57.59864 (WGS84)
Elevation 274
Relative position 1.1 MI. E OF HEAD OF WINDHAM BAY
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS B 1525, FIGS. 31, 36 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

Comments on the commodity information

  • NO SIGNIFICANT ASSAY VALUES FOUND. NO PRODUCTION RECORDED.

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result 0.4 FT. QUARTZ VEIN SAMPLE NO. 4K071 ASSAYED 2.15 PPM AU, 150 PPM AG
Result 10 FT. CHANNEL SAMPLE ASSAYED 0.4 PPM AU (BEST SAMPLE) REF. 1, TABLES 14, 17.

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.30776, 57.59864

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Foliation Of Schist Strikes N 15 Degrees-20 Degrees W, Dips 75 Degrees-83 Degrees Sw

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1904

Mining district

District name Petersburg

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 320.04M

Comments on the workings information

  • MARTY ADIT IS 540 FT. LONG WITH 490 FT. CROSSCUT AND 3 RAISES. 20 FT. ADIT AND 13 FT. SQUARE 2 FT. DEEP PROSPECT PIT WITHIN 1,000 FT. SE. MILL AND TRAMWAY BUILT NEARBY, IN RUINS AS OF 1974, ADITS STILL OPEN.

Comments on development

  • ADITS DRIVEN BETWEEN 1904 AND 1936. 35 CLAIMS CONSOLIDATED IN 1925 BY JACOB MARTY MINES AS MARTY GROUP OF CLAIMS, TAKEN OVER ABOUT 1930 BY ALASKA WINDAM MINING COMPANY. MILL BUILT IN 1925.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013342

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 1525, FIGS. 31, 36, 37, P. 127-131, TABLES 14, 17 (1984)

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 91-86, P. 5, TABLE 2, P. 54 (1986)

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-1525-FIGS-31, 36

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ VEINS STRIKE N 45 DEGREES-50 DEGREES W, DIP 50 DEGREES NE IN SCHIST. VERY LOW GOLD VALUES IN QUARTZ VEINS.
Deposit PRODUCTION UNCLEAR. ORE FROM NEARBY JENSEN MINE WAS MILLED AT MARTY MILL, BUT NO MENTION IS MADE WHETHER OR NOT ORE WAS PRODUCED FROM MARTY ADIT. MARTY, FRIES, FALLS QUARTZ, YATES, JACKSON, KEITH, JENSEN, AND YELLOW JACKET ADITS ARE ALL PART OF MARTY GROUP OF CLAIMS. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

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