Yates Gold Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002426
MRDS ID A013347
Record type Site
Current site name Yates Gold Prospect
Alternate or previous names Marty Group: Yates Adit
Related records 10233607

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.30332, 57.59503 (WGS84)
Elevation 442
Relative position 1.25 MI. E OF HEAD OF WINDHAM BAY
(click for info)

Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS B 1525, FIGS. 26, 31, 38 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 Tertiary
Silver Tertiary
Lead Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result HIGH-GRADE GRAB SAMPLE OF SCHIST WITH QUARTZ STRINGERS AND GALENA CONTAINED 19.0 PPM AU, 30 PPM AG, 2.8% PB. 9.0 FT. CHANNEL SAMPLE OF SCHIST CONTAINED 0.05 PPM AU, 0.5 PPM AG. REF. 1, TABLE 17, SAMPLES 4K 108 4K 116.

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.30332, 57.59503

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Foliation Of Schist Strikes N 25 Degrees W, Dips 72 Degrees Sw

Ore body information

  • General form POD
    Strike VEINS: N 45 DEGREES W, N 25 DEGREES W
    Dip VEINS: 75 DEGREES NE, 72 DEGREES SW

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Petersburg

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Length 22.86M

Comments on the workings information

  • 40 FT. LONG CROSSCUT, 35 FT. DRIFT.

Comments on development

  • ACTIVE FROM 1917-1937. ACQUIRED IN 1925 BY JACOB MARTY MINES AS PART OF MARTY GROUP, IN 1930 BY ALASKA WINDAM GOLD MINING CO.. NO RECORD OF PRODUCTION.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013347

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 1525, P. 127, FIGS. 26, 31, 38, TABLES 14, 17, PLATES 1, 3 (1984)

  • Deposit

    USBM 91-86, P. 54, 56 (1986)

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-1525-FIGS-26, 31

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit BROWN SCHIST WITH QUARTZ PODS, STRINGERS, AND SEAMS, SOME PARALLEL TO FOLIATION. QUARTZ VEINS CONTAIN PYRITE. SMALL KNOTS OF GALENA IN SCHIST. VERY SMALL GOLD VALUES IN VEINS, PODS, STRINGERS, SCHIST.

Reporter information

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