Newsboy Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002933
MRDS ID A015425
Record type Site
Current site name Newsboy Mine
Alternate or previous names Newsboy Extension Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.47574, 65.05578 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-413, LOC. 37. DEPOSIT JUST SOUTH OF SADDLE, AT AN ELEVATION OF 1,750 FT., BETWEEN CLEARY AND LAST CHANCE CREEKS. MINE MARKED ON LIVENGOOD (A-1). MILEPOST 22 OF STEESE HIGHWAY ON ONE OF THE CLAIMS. SADDLE 2 MILES NNE OF PEDRO DOME. 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
Antimony Tertiary
Copper Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Gold Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Stibnite Ore
Pyrite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Schist Iron-Stained

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.47574, 65.05578

Comments on the geologic information

  • NEWSBOY VEIN HAS BEEN BROKEN BY SEVERAL FAULTS; VEIN APPEARS TO BE NEAR THE CREST OF THE ANTICLINE THAT DETERMINED THE SITE OF PEDRO DOME MINERALIZATION. VEIN FAULTED OFF AT END OF SEVERAL DRIFTS. ORE IS SHEARED AND BREAKS DOWN EASILY.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Year of first production 1910

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS CONSIST OF SHAFT SUNK NEARLY 350 FT WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF DRIFTS TURNED OFF ON 60, 115, 215, AND 315 FOOT LEVELS.

Comments on development

  • DEVELOPED BY EXTENSIVE WORKINGS ON AT LEAST 5 LEVELS; SOME STOPES CONTINUOUS FROM SURFACE DOWN TO 160 FT. LEVEL OR DEEPER. MINING REPORTED 1910-13 AND 1930-35. RECORDS LOST; NO DATA ON PRODUCTION. SMALL MILL ON PROPERTY.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015425

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-413 (A-1), LOC. 37

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 525, P. 187-189

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 849-B, P. 75, 85-89.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GOLD, STIBNITE, PYRITE, ARSENOPYRITE, CHALCOPYRITE, AND SPHALERITE IN CRUSHED IRON-STAINED SILICIFIED SCHIST AND QUARTZ LODE CUT BY CLOSELY SPACED QUARTZ VEINLETS. NEWSBOY VEIN 4-14 FT. WIDE AND CONSISTS OF CRUSHED IRON-STAINED SCHIST AND QUARTZ WITH DISSEMINATED PYRITE AND ARSENOPYRITE. SCHIST HORSES ARE FAIRLY NUMEROUS IN THE VEIN AND ARE NOT SHARPLY SEPERATED FROM THE VEIN MATERIAL. ANOTHER VEIN IS 10 IN. WIDE, STRIKES N 79 E, DIPS 60 S, AND CONSISTS OF CRUSHED QUARTZ AND SULFIDES; GOLD ALSO PRESENT. SILICIFIED SCHIST WITH CLOSELY SPACED QUARTZ VEINLETS ARE SUFFICIENTLY RICH TO MINE OVER WIDTHS OF 8-12 FT.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey