Black Chief Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10094020
MRDS ID A012032
Record type Site
Current site name Black Chief Prospect
Related records 10210021

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -134.79871, 58.59725 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS BULL 502, PLATE 2, LOC. 10 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
Lead Tertiary

Comments on the commodity information

  • NO DATA ON GOLD CONTENT; PRESENCE OF GOLD INFERRED FROM EXTENT OF WORKINGS

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Gold Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Slate

Nearby scientific data

(1) -134.79871, 58.59725

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Juneau/Eagle River

Land status

Ownership category State

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 95.1M

Comments on the workings information

  • THREE VEINS WERE EXPLORED BY 312 FT OF WORKINGS

Comments on development

  • ACTIVE IN EARLY 1900'S

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012032

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 379, P. 71

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 502, P. 51

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 84-572, P. 165, NO. 56

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 85-717, P. 130

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-85-717-117

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ STRINGERS IN INDEFINITE BRECCIATED ZONE BETWEEN 4-20 FT WIDE IN BLACK SLATE, QUARTZ CARRIES A LITTLE PYRITE AND GALENA
Deposit PRESENCE OF GOLD NOT CONFIRMED; MUST HAVE BEEN SOME OR WORKINGS WOULD PROBABLY HAVE BEEN LESS EXTENSIVE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-NOV-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey