Inspiration Point

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10136502
MRDS ID A013112
MAS/MILS ID 0021090030
Record type Site
Current site name Inspiration Point
Alternate or previous names Hope, Inspiration Point Mine, Inspiration Mining Company, Lucky Thursday Mine, Inspiration Point Lead-Zinc Mine
Related records 10002211

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -135.17291, 59.58586 (WGS84)
Elevation 1055
Location accuracy 500(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 026 S 060 E 26 NWNWSW Alaska

Commodities

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

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -135.17291, 59.58586

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

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

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category State

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0021090030
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013112 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 109-009

  • Deposit

    B797a p. 37

  • Deposit

    B810a p. 14

  • Deposit

    B813a p. 57

  • Deposit

    B824a p. 63

  • Deposit

    B836a pp. 16, 65

  • Deposit

    B844A p. 64

  • Deposit

    B857A p. 60

  • Deposit

    B864A p. 65

  • Deposit

    IR HMF 490714 p. 3

  • Deposit

    GC1 p. 6

  • Deposit

    GC6 p. 13

  • Deposit

    B1246 p. 161

  • Deposit

    MIRL 28 p. 203

  • Deposit

    MF424

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit 12 CLAIMS STAKED IN 1930. LAST ACTIVITY 1962. INACTIVE IN 1976. 15 TONS OF ORE PRODUCED WITH AG, PB, ZN & CU VALUES. IN 1931 COST OF DEVELOPMENT GREATER THAN OWNERS WILLING TO INCUR. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT SLOWED UNTIL ARRANGEMENTS WITH LARGER COMPANY MADE. NO SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY DEVE LOPED. 220 FT CROSSCUT, 52 FT INCL. SHAFT, 20 FT VERT. SHAFT & OPENCUTS WHICH DID NOT SHOW EXTENT OF MINERALIZATION. COMPOSED OF SMALL HIGH GRADE LENSES OR ORE POCKETS IN QUARTZ DIORITE. 3325 FT AERIAL TRAM CONNECTED WORKINGS WITH RAILROAD. STANDARD DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STATE OF ALASKA WAGES USED.

Reporter information

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