Wackwitz Wyoming Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Antimony, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10101022
MRDS ID A015432
Record type Site
Current site name Wackwitz Wyoming Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.43768, 65.06357 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 250(meters)
Relative position ABOUT 25 MILES BY ROAD NE OF FAIRBANKS.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-413, LOC. 39. MINE IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF CLEARY HILL MINE, ON THE EAST SIDE OF BEDROCK CREEK. 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 Secondary
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Scheelite Ore
Stibnite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist > Mica Schist

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.43768, 65.06357

Comments on the geologic information

  • MAIN (WYOMING) VEIN DISPLACED 100 FT. TO RIGHT BY A FAULT. COUNTRY ROCK RESEMBLES SHEARED AND METAMORPHOSED GREENSTONE; IN PART, FOLLOWS A FAULT. QUARTZ YOUNGER THAN CALCITE IN VEIN. QUARTZ-MICA SCHIST, QUARTZITE, THIN LIMESTONE BEDS.

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 Fairbanks

Land status

Ownership category State

Comments on development

  • MINING OR DEVELOPMENT WORK REPORTED FROM 1909-1942. WELL OVER 1,500 FT. OF UNDERGROUND WORKINGS ON 3 LEVELS. MAY HAVE BEEN SOME WORK IN 1950'S.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015432

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-413 (A-1), LOC. 39

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 525, P. 181

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 849-B, P. 96-98

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit QUARTZ VEINS AS MUCH AS 2 FT. THICK CONTAIN GOLD AND KIDNEYS OF STIBNITE, NEAR WHICH GOLD VALUES ARE HIGHEST. SCHEELITE IN AND ADJACENT TO VEINS AND AS A REPLACEMENT SHOOT IN LIMESTONE.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 20-SEP-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey PARSED OUT HOST ROCK AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES, AGES, UNIT NAMES, AND UNIT AGES.