Gold Shaft Gold Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002430
MRDS ID A013351
Record type Site
Current site name Gold Shaft Gold Prospect
Related records 10209617, 10233592

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.2686, 57.58142 (WGS84)
Elevation 1320
Relative position 2.7 MI. SE OF HEAD OF WINDHAM BAY, AT SUMMIT OF PEAK 4330
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS B-1525, FIGS. 26, 43, 46. LOCATION IS SHAFT AT SUMMIT OF SPRUCE MTN. (PEAK 4330). TRENCH IS 700 FT. N, 8 FT. THICK QUARTZ VEIN IS 1,000 FT. SW OF SUMMIT. 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

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result 3.8 FT. CHANNEL SAMPLE 3P110, IN SCHIST WITH QUARTZ: 8.0 PPM AU, 2 PPM AG
Result HIGH-GRADE GRAB SAMPLE 4S175, GALENA IN QUARTZ VEIN: 30 PPM AG, 0.25 PPM AU, 8,000 PPM PB. DATA FROM REF. 1, TABLE 18, P. 274.

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.2686, 57.58142

Ore body information

  • General form POD
    Strike VEIN: N 24 DEGREES W
    Dip VEIN: 80 DEGREES SW
    Width 2.44M

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/Underground
    Overall depth 4.27M

Comments on the workings information

  • 14 FT. SHAFT (FLOODED AS OF 1973), FOUR SMALL OPEN PITS, 156 FT. LONG TRENCH

Comments on development

  • FREE GOLD CLAIM GROUP STAKED IN 1914, SHAFT AND TRENCH COMPLETED. LITTLE WORK AFTER 1915. CLAIMS RELOCATED IN 1930'S AND EARLY 1940'S AS GOLD SHAFT CLAIMS. NO KNOWN PRODUCTION.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013351

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 1525, P. 143-144, FIGS. 26, 43, 46, TABLES 14, 18, PLATES 1, 3 (1984)

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-1525-FIGS-26, 43, 46

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ VEINS, PODS, STRINGERS IN SCHIST. 8 FT. THICK QUARTZ VEIN 1,000 FT. SW OF SHAFT FOLLOWS STRUCTURE OF SCHIST, CONTAINS 0.1 FT. GALENA POD WITH

Reporter information

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