Sulphide Zinc-Lead-Silver Prospect

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002436
MRDS ID A013357
Record type Site
Current site name Sulphide Zinc-Lead-Silver Prospect
Related records 10258478

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.26971, 57.61503 (WGS84)
Elevation 12
Relative position 8.9 MI. SE OF ROCK PT., ON W SHORE OF ENDICOTT ARM
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS B 1525, FIG. 73, TRENCH NO. 1. LOCATION IS AT SITE OF HIGHEST COMBINED VALUES AT TRENCH NO. 1. TRENCH NOS. 2-5 EXTEND 800 FT. SE OF TRENCH NO. 1. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Zinc Primary
Lead Primary
Silver Primary
Copper Secondary
Gold Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Feldspar Gangue
Marcasite Gangue
Pyrrhotite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Iron-Staining Of Gneiss

Analytical data

Result CHANNEL SAMPLE ASSAYS UP TO 1.9% ZN, 1.3% PB, 1.27 OZ/TON AG, 0.25% CU, 0.004 OZ/TON AU
Result HIGHEST COMBINED VALUE IN TRENCH NO. 1, SAMPLE 3P005: 1.75% ZN, 1.3% PB, 0.88 OZ/TON AG, 0.1% CU, TRACE AU. DATA FROM REF. 1, P. 192, 297, TABLE 32.

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Gneiss

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.26971, 57.61503

Ore body information

  • Strike FOLIATION: NW
    Dip FOLIATION: 67 DEGREES-75 DEGREES SW
    Thickness 0.12M
    Width 4.57M
    Length 252.98M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1928

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface
    Overall length 252.98M

Comments on the workings information

  • 5 OPEN CUTS OVER LENGTH OF 830 FT. ALONG NW STRIKE (TRENCHES NOS. 1-5)

Comments on development

  • STAKED IN 1928 AS 3 "IDAHO" CLAIMS, RESTAKED IN 1939 AS 40 PERCENT GROUP, TRENCHING DONE THEN, RELOCATED AS MAYBE GROUP IN 1955, SULPHIDE GROUP OF 16 CLAIMS 1969-70, 4 "ICEBERG" CLAIMS ACTIVE AS OF 1975.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013357

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 1525, P. 190-92, 297, FIG. 73, TABLE 32, PLATE 1 (1984)

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-1525-FIG-73

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit POORLY DEFINED BANDS OF DISSEMINATED AND MASSIVE SULFIDES UP TO 0.4 FT. THICK ROUGHLY PARALLEL FOLIATION OF RUSTY FELDSPATHIC GNEISS AND QUARTZITE. SPHALERITE, GALENA, CHALCOPYRITE, PYRRHOTITE, AND MARCASITE FOLLOW SELECTIVE HORIZONS IN MINOR FOLDS, AND ARE CONCENTRATED IN CREST OF SMALL FOLDS AND AS GRAINS AND STRINGERS PARALLEL TO FOLIATION. SULFIDES HAVE BEEN METAMORPHOSED. MINERALIZED ZONE RANGES FROM 5-15 FT. IN WIDTH, AND CRUDELY DEFINES SINGLE ZONE 830 FT. LONG.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1987 Niles, L.P. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-SEP-1994 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.