Crackerjack Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10097484
MRDS ID A010076
Record type Site
Current site name Crackerjack Mine
Alternate or previous names Hollis, Brown-Alaska Co., Bawden, Braintree, Lane, Mcmicken, Portal

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -132.71431, 55.48862 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

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

Comments on the commodity information

  • ALSO AN OCCURRENCE OF UNIDENTIFIED "SULF-ANTIMONY OR BISMUTH MINERAL" (WRIGHT & WRIGHT, 1908)

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Silver Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Chlorite Gangue
Epidote Gangue
Graphite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Dike Is Pyritized And Epidotized

Analytical data

Result $15/TON AU & AG (1905 PRICES)

Host and associated rocks

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

Nearby scientific data

(1) -132.71431, 55.48862

Ore body information

  • Thickness 0.91M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Ore Body Follows Dike

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Ketchikan District

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the production information

  • MINED AT TURN OF CENTURY. NO DATA ON QUANTITY OR GRADE OF ORE.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 762M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010076

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 1, P. 91-92.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 259, P. 66.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 347, P. 160-161

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 480, P. 70.

  • Deposit

    ADGGS GEOLOGIC REPORT 17, P. 11-12

  • Deposit

    USGS MF 433.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-869, P. 48-49.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 2 QUARTZ VEINS

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1983 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey