Silver Bay Gold-Copper Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002444
MRDS ID A013366
Record type Site
Current site name Silver Bay Gold-Copper Prospect
Related records 10136522

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -135.14085, 56.99554 (WGS84)
Elevation 61
Location accuracy 500(meters)
Relative position 0.33 MI. NW OF TRIANGULATION STATION GREEN, ON E SHORE OF SILVER BAY, Within 0.25 Mi.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-464, LOC. 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
Gold Primary
Copper Secondary

Materials information

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

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -135.14085, 56.99554

Ore body information

  • Strike N 70 DEGREES W
    Dip 80 DEGREES S

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Chichagof

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the workings information

  • NO DETAILS OF WORKINGS AVAILABLE.

Comments on development

  • PROSPECT DEVELOPED IN 1890'S. NO DEVELOPMENT OF TER ABOUT 1900. NO RECORDED PRODUCTION. NO DETAILS OF DEVELOPMENT AVAILABLE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013366

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-464, LOC. 1 (1972)

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-787, P.24 (1978)

  • Other Database

    BAG-MF-464-1

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit AURIFEROUS QUARTZ VEIN STRIKES N 70 DEGREES W, DIPS 80 DEGREES S; 8 FT. WIDE IN PYROCLASTIC DIORITE (GRAYWACKE). MATERIAL IN DUMP CONTAINS PYRITE AND CHALCOPYRITE.
Deposit VERY LITTLE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON DEPOSIT. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT
Deposit THIS SITE NAME WAS CREATED BY THE REPORTER OR OTHER USGS EMPLOYEE BASED ON PROXIMITY TO SOME MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC FEATURE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUL-87 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Huber, Donald F.) U.S. Geological Survey