Blasher

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Gold, Lead, Molybdenum, Silver, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10113025
MRDS ID A010195
MAS/MILS ID 0021180006
Record type Site
Current site name Blasher
Alternate or previous names Morning Star, Lone Star, Sunset, Morning, Anderson, Aplite Claim Group, Abc Group, Lake, Lakeside, Casey & Kilroy, Blasher & Brandt
Related records 10000159

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Trench
Geographic coordinates: -130.26736, 56.05537 (WGS84)
Elevation 810
Location accuracy 100(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Copper River 067 S 098 E 16 NESESW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Tertiary
Gold Tertiary
Lead Tertiary
Molybdenum Tertiary
Silver Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Unknown
Galena Unknown
Molybdenite Unknown
Powellite Unknown
Pyrite Unknown
Pyrrhotite Unknown
Sphalerite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Trench (1) -130.26736, 56.05537

Ore body information

  • Thickness 11M
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 1M
    Length 45M
    Area 10HA
    Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 FISSURE VEIN
    Shape of Orebody #1 TABULAR
    Type of Orebody #2 SHEAR ZONE
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control CONTACT ZONE
    Secondary Ore Control FRACTURING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. UNKNOWN
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Total Surface Area (HA) 10
    Date of Last Modification 830321

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1923

Mining district

District name Hyder District

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Federal

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Elpaso Natural Gas
    Year 1977

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0021180006
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010195 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 118-015

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 118-017

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 118-024

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 118-082C

  • Deposit

    MR191-2 pp. 2-3

  • Deposit

    B807 p. 100

  • Deposit

    MR191-4 pp. 5, 13-14

  • Deposit

    IR JCR 410917 pp. 10-11

  • Deposit

    B926C p. 171

  • Deposit

    IR JCR 470727 p. 1

  • Deposit

    IR HMF 500524 p. 23

  • Deposit

    B1024F p. 140

  • Deposit

    MF418

  • Deposit

    OF76-486 pp. 125-128

  • Deposit

    B1403 pp. 84-89

Comments on the references

  • KERNS,1949(USBM MINERALS MEMORANDUM)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit RESERVE CALCULATION FOR BLASHER VEIN; DATA FROM B1403;MINING WIDTH = 3.0 FT. DEPOSITS CONSIST OF MINERALIZED FISSURE VEINS & SHEAR ZONES IN THE TEXAS CREEK GRANODIORITE NEAR CONTACT WITH HAZELTON (?) METASEDIMENTS. LONE STAR GROUP OF 32 CLAIMS STAKED 1970- 1971 NOW COVERS THESE PROSPECTS. 1 BLASHER;SUNSET CLAIMS STAKED IN 1923.SEVEN HOLES DRILLED BY CURRENT OWNERS,BUT DATA UNAVAILABLE. MINERALIZATION INCLUDES CHALCOPYRITE, GALENA,SPHALERITE,PYRRHOTITE,PYRITE,MOLYBDENITE & POWELLITE, AS STRINGERS IN A QUARTZ VEIN & WALL ROCK & AS FRACTURE COATINGS IN THE HOST ROCK. WIDTH OF QUARTZ VEIN RANGES 0.6- 2 FT. ALONG AN EXPOSED STRIKE LENGTH OF 141 FT. WORKINGS ARE AN ADIT & TWO OPEN CUTS. 2. MORNING STAR & LAKESIDE: ORIGINALLY STAKED IN 1923. NO RECENT ACTIVITY REPORTED. MINERALIZATION PYRITE & GALENA OCCURRING IN A QUARTZ VEIN. WIDTH OF THE VEIN RANGES FROM 2 TO 4 FT. ALONG AN EXPOSED STRIKE LENGTH OF 500 FT. AN OPEN CUT & SEVERAL TRENCHES. ASSAY RESULTS OF A 4-FT.SAMPLE ACROSS THE VEIN INCLUDED 0.3% PB,<0.05% ZN,0.15% CU, 0.3 OZ AU/TON, 0.025 OZ AG/TON. 3. LAKE PROSPECT: ORIGINALLY STAKED IN 1923;RESTAKED IN 1955;NO RECENT ACTIVITY. CONSISTS OF MINERALIZED FISSURE VEINS & QTZ STRINGERS IN SHEAR ZONES. SULFIDES PYRITE,GALENA &SPHALERITE & CHALCOPYRITE.WORKINGS CONSIST OF SEVERAL OPEN CUTS.SAMPLES INDICATE LOW METAL VALUES. USGS CRIB A000419 USGS CRIB A000433

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 12-FEB-1988 Jr U.S. Bureau of Mines