Golden Eagle Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10100955
MRDS ID A011220
Record type Site
Current site name Golden Eagle Mine
Alternate or previous names Gold Eagle Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -150.939, 63.54874 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

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

Comments on the commodity information

  • "CONSIDERABLE" FREE GOLD REPORTED; LITTLE DATA ON AU OR PB CONTENT

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Polybasite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Tetrahedrite Ore
Pyrite Gangue
Quartz Gangue
Siderite Gangue

Analytical data

Result CHANNEL SAMPLE ASSAY: CU: .10%
Result PB: 15.11%
Result AG: 73.04 OZ/TON
Result AU: .32 OZ/TON

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
    Rock unit name Birch Creek
    Rock description Birch Creek
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Cambrian
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Early Cambrian

Nearby scientific data

(1) -150.939, 63.54874

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description Kantishna Antiform

Ore body information

  • Strike N 65 E
    Dip 75 SE
    Thickness 1.22M
    Length 91.44M

Comments on the geologic information

  • ALMOST CERTAINLY AN EXTENSION OF GOLD DOLLAR VEIN

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 Kantishna District

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Comments on the production information

  • IN 1920, 4 TONS OF ORE CONTAINING 680 OZ AG WERE PRODUCED; AU AND PB CONTENT NOT AVAILABLE

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • 50 TONS KNOWN RESERVES AND HALF-SQUARE RESOURCE ESTIMATE OF 5,294 TONS OF ORE; ASSAY OF 3 SAMPLES: 46.33 OZ/TON AG, 0.12 OZ/TON AU; 6.3% PB, 0.1% ZN, ADGGS REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 83-12, P. 17

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Overall length 45.72M

Comments on the workings information

  • 150 FT TUNNEL (CAVED IN 1930) AND OPEN CUT; TUNNEL DRIVEN ALONG SHEAR ZONE PARALLEL TO SCHISTOSITY OF COUNTRY ROCK WHICH STRIKES N 55 E AND DIPS 50 SE

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011220

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 687, P. 103-104

  • Deposit

    DAVIS, 1923, THE KANTISHNA REGION, ALASKA, IN STEWART, B. D., ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MINE INSPECTOR TO THE GOVERNOR OF ALASKA, 1922: JUNEAU, ALASKA, P. 128-129

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 836, P. 329-330

  • Deposit

    ADGGS OPEN FILE 98, P. 25, 32 LOC. 24, 43 NO. 24

  • Deposit

    USGS OPEN FILE 77-169A, P. 44 LOC. 7

  • Deposit

    USBM OPEN FILE 24-78, P. 4-26

  • Deposit

    ADGGS REPORT OF INVESTIGATIONS 83-12, P. 17

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit RANGES IN THICKNESS FROM A FEW IN TO 4 FT; CONSIDERABLE HORIZONTAL EXTENT; 300 FT OF TRACEABLE STRIKE LENGTH
Deposit SEE ALSO: GOLD DOLLAR MINE ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-1984 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.