Red Wing Gold Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002423
MRDS ID A013344
Record type Site
Current site name Red Wing Gold Prospect
Alternate or previous names Patented Lode Claims: Crown, Blossom, Lenark, Red Wing, Broad, Cliff, Bird, Flossie
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Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.31637, 57.59669 (WGS84)
Elevation 183
Relative position 0.8 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, 33 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
Zinc Tertiary
Copper Tertiary

Materials information

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

Analytical data

Result 1 FT. CHANNEL SAMPLE IN QUARTZ VEIN ASSAYED 0.70 PPM AU, 30 PPM AG-REF. 1, P. 127

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.31637, 57.59669

Ore body information

  • Strike VEIN-N 55 DEGREES W
    Dip VEIN-44 DEGREES NE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1897
Year of first production 1897
Year of last production 1902

Mining district

District name Petersburg

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Length 219.46M

Comments on the workings information

  • 20 FT. CROSSCUT, 100 FT. OF 10 FT. HIGH DRIFT STOPE. MAIN WORKINGS CONSIST OF 600 FT. DRIFT STOPE, PORTALS CAVED AS OF 1974. 10-STAMP MILL SITE IN RUINS.

Comments on development

  • PRODUCTION BEGAN IN 1897, 10-STAMP MILL BEGAN OPERATING IN 1901, TWO TUNNELS DRIVEN, MINE CLOSED IN 1902

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013344

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 1525, P. 127, TABLES 14, 17, FIGS. 31, 33, PLATES 1, 3 (1984)

  • Deposit

    USBM 91-86, TABLE 2, P. 5, 15, 16, 17, 22

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-1525-FIGS-31, 33

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 1 FT. THICK QUARTZ VEIN CROSSED FOLIATION OF SCHIST, CONTAINED SOME PYRITE, PYRRHOTITE, SPHALERITE, GALENA, AND CHALCOPYRITE, AND GOLD.

Reporter information

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