High Grade Prospect

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10097506
MRDS ID A011467
Record type Site
Current site name High Grade Prospect
Alternate or previous names Golden Sunlight
Related records 10210126

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.33478, 61.19627 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 2000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATION APPROXIMATED FROM USGS MF-438, LOC. 26. 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 Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • AU MAINLY IN SULFIDES; ONLY SULFIDES LISTED IN LITERATURE ARE PYRITE AND GALENA

Materials information

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

Analytical data

Result NO DATA

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Valdez Group
    Rock description Valdez Group
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.33478, 61.19627

Ore body information

  • Dip }
    Thickness 0.18M
  • Dip }
    Thickness 0.91M

Comments on the geologic information

  • VEINS AND CRUSHED GRAYWACKE IN SHEAR ZONES ARE IRON STAINED

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 Port Valdez

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on the workings information

  • 2 TUNNELS, 140 FT AND 60 FT LONG, DRIVEN BEFORE 1915; CURRENT CONDITIONS UNKNOWN

Comments on development

  • NO RECORD OF PRODUCTION; PROSPECTING ACTIVITY WAS BEFORE 1915

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011467

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 520, P. 126

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 622, P. 166

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-438, LOC. 26

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892B, LOC. 21

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 80-892A

  • Other Database

    BAG-OFR-80-892B-21

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ-CARBONATE VEINS UP TO 8 IN THICK IN SHEAR ZONES 1 TO 3 FT WIDE; REPORTED TO BE TRACEABLE OVER 1/2 MI
Deposit SEE ALSO: 45 PROSPECT ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1985 Leonard, Kenneth R. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 14-APR-1995 Waller, Nichelle (Mosier, Dan) U.S. Geological Survey PUT DIMENSION DATA INTO THE ORE BODY FIELDS FROM THE DEPOSIT COMMENTS FIELD.