Alaska-Juneau

Plant in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Lead, Silver, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10136954
MRDS ID A010693
MAS/MILS ID 0021120147
Record type Site
Current site name Alaska-Juneau
Alternate or previous names Belvedere M. S. MS 72b, No Pat #, Grand Review MS 92, No Pat #, Ajax M.S. MS 241, No Pat #, Alaska Juneau, A. J. Gold Mine, Mexico MS 71b, No Pat #, Belvedere MS 72a, No Pat #, Latta MS 87, No Pat #, Takou Au & Ag MS 88, No Pat #, Crown Point MS 90, No Pat #, Golden Fleece MS 91, No Pat #, Jewel MS 93, No Pat #, Falls MS 94, No Pat #, Rim Rock MS 240a, No Pat #, Rim Rock M.S. MS 240b, No Pat #, Jumbo M.S. MS 260, No Pat #, Alta # 2 MS 319a, No Pat #, Jumbo #2 MS 319a, No Pat #, Perseverance #2, MS 319a, No Pat#, Perseverance M.S. MS 319b,No Pat#, Wedge MS 374, No Pat #, Wallace MS 375, No Pat #, Helen MS 376, No Pat #, Summit #1 MS 612, No Pat #, Summit #2 MS 612, No Pat #, Summit #3 MS 612, No Pat #, Summit #4 MS 612, No Pat #, Nevada MS 612, No Pat #, Maryland MS 612, No Pat #, Colorado MS 641, No Pat #, Idaho Placer MS 641, No Pat #, Utah MS 642, No Pat #, Martin MS 754, Pat #409026, Emma MS 901, Pat#524451, BLM 1611, Emma 2-13 MS 901, No Pat #, Rae MS 935, No Pat #, Watts MS 935, No Pat #, Hanna MS 935, No Pat #, Fisher Fraction MS 935, No Pat #, McKinley MS 935, No Pat #, Lm MS 935, No Pat #, Wim Zms 935, No Pat #, Roland MS 935, No Pat #, O M Gillettems935,Pat#868022,1507, Sweden MS 935, No Pat #, Norway MS 935, No Pat #, Momestead#3,Ms979,Pat#634068,1786, Aurora A1-A4ms982a,Pat770673,1766
Related records 10100943

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -134.34641, 58.31225 (WGS84)
Elevation 823
Location accuracy 10(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 041 S 068 E 19 NENENE Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LOCATED TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF CITY OF JUNEAU

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Silver Secondary
Zinc Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -134.34641, 58.31225

Ore body information

  • Thickness 76M
    Depth to top 8M
    Width 76M
    Length 3048M
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 1
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 STOCKWORK
    Shape of Orebody #1 LENTICULAR
    Shape of Orebody #2 TABULAR
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control FOLDING
    Secondary Ore Control FRACTURING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. INTENSE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 CARBONITIZATION
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #2 POTASSIC
    Date of Last Modification 941007

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Plant
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant Yes
Discovery year 1881
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Mining method Open Stope - Other Open Stope Methods
Year of first production 1893
Plant type Beneficiation (Mill)
Plant subcategory Flotation
Milling method Flotation

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Patented

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Echo Bay Alaska, Inc.
    ID 5000053
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1994
  • Type Owner
    Owner Echo Bay Mines Ltd.
    Interest 100
    Home office California
    Year 1994

Comments on the ownership information

  • PROPERTY LEASED TO ECHO BAY MINES IN 1985.

Production statistics

  • Year 1901
    Material ore
    Ore mined 14,914.26mt
    Description 13530 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1902
    Material ore
    Ore mined 20,161.26mt
    Description 18290 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1903
    Material ore
    Ore mined 19,854.82mt
    Description 18012 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1904
    Material ore
    Ore mined 26,178.78mt
    Description 23749 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1905
    Material ore
    Ore mined 27,858.7mt
    Description 25273 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1906
    Material ore
    Ore mined 25,873.44mt
    Description 23472 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1907
    Material ore
    Ore mined 21,825.75mt
    Description 19800 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1908
    Material ore
    Ore mined 19,028.09mt
    Description 17262 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1909
    Material ore
    Ore mined 20,921.86mt
    Description 18980 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1910
    Material ore
    Ore mined 21,023.27mt
    Description 19072 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1911
    Material ore
    Ore mined 18,184.82mt
    Description 16497 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1912
    Material ore
    Ore mined 19,444.76mt
    Description 17640 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1914
    Material ore
    Ore mined 68,823.88mt
    Description 62436 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1915
    Material ore
    Ore mined 198,296.93mt
    Description 179892 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1916
    Material ore
    Ore mined 198,540.54mt
    Description 180113 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1917
    Material ore
    Ore mined 746,716.49mt
    Description 677410 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1918
    Material ore
    Ore mined 652,808.41mt
    Description 592218 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1919
    Material ore
    Ore mined 763,785.78mt
    Description 692895 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1920
    Material ore
    Ore mined 1,039,335.97mt
    Description 942870 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1921
    Material ore
    Ore mined 1,778,689.02mt
    Description 1613600 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1922
    Material ore
    Ore mined 2,546,999.79mt
    Description 2310600 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1923
    Material ore
    Ore mined 2,729,542.49mt
    Description 2476200 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1924
    Material ore
    Ore mined 3,382,110.61mt
    Description 3068200 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1925
    Material ore
    Ore mined 3,838,026.43mt
    Description 3481800 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1926
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,221,520.43mt
    Description 3829700 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1927
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,704,442.88mt
    Description 4267800 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1928
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,098,502.52mt
    Description 3718100 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1929
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,228,905.92mt
    Description 3836400 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1930
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,326,019.51mt
    Description 3924500 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1931
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,588,259.3mt
    Description 4162400 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1932
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,411,007.69mt
    Description 4001600 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1933
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,504,042.74mt
    Description 4086000 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1934
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,742,803.3mt
    Description 4302600 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1935
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,111,289.33mt
    Description 3729700 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1936
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,813,571.67mt
    Description 4366800 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1937
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,897,347.31mt
    Description 4442800 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1938
    Material ore
    Ore mined 5,141,068.27mt
    Description 4663900 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1939
    Material ore
    Ore mined 5,123,651.75mt
    Description 4648100 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1940
    Material ore
    Ore mined 5,224,733.67mt
    Description 4739800 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1941
    Material ore
    Ore mined 4,800,343.94mt
    Description 4354800 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1942
    Material ore
    Ore mined 3,048,110.37mt
    Description 2765200 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1943
    Material ore
    Ore mined 1,611,468.45mt
    Description 1461900 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1944
    Material ore
    Ore mined 265,523.57mt
    Description 240879 Short Tons Ore

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1994
    Inferred 29,029,920mt ore
    Demonstrated 61,688,580mt ore
    Total resources 90,718,500mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 1.63 g/mt Gold Major 1994
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1995
    Demonstrated 60,839,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 1.75 g/mt Gold Major 1995
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1995
    Inferred 30,722,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 1.58 g/mt Gold Major 1995
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1997
    Demonstrated 60,838,530mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 1.75 g/mt Gold Major 1997
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1997
    Demonstrated 27,293,560mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 1.78 g/mt Gold Major 1997

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • ECHO BAY WRITING OFF ALASKA-JUNEAU, DEC 31, 1996. THE MINE WILL NOT BE DEVELOPED.

Comments on other economic factors

  • RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY 1993-1994: CAP COSTS: $310 MILLION OPERATING COSTS $225/OZ. RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY 1994-1995: CAPITAL COSTS ARE PROJECTED TO BE APPROXIMATELY $310 MILLION, OPERATING COSTS WILL BE $170-$200/OZ. CURRENTLY, THE PROJECT IS IN THE PERMITTING

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0021120147
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010693 MAS references MRDS
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 5000053

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    HARD ROCK GOLD p. 74

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 112-065

  • Reserve-Resource

    DGGS IC 35, P.10, 1992

  • Reserve-Resource

    RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1993/94, P.132.

  • Reserve-Resource

    RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1994/95, P.188.

  • Reserve-Resource

    ECHO BAY MINES LTD., 1993 ANNUAL REPORT, P.58.

  • Reserve-Resource

    ECHO BAY MINES LTD., 1994 ANNUAL REPORT, P.58.

  • Reserve-Resource

    ECHO BAY MINES LTD., 1995 FORM 10-K. P.10.

  • Reserve-Resource

    ECHO BAY MINES LTD., 1996 FORM 10-K, P3-5, 23-24, & ANNUAL

  • Reserve-Resource

    REPORT, PP.56, 57.

  • Deposit

    AR18b pp. 62-63, 72-73

  • Deposit

    B225 pp. 29-30, 35

  • Deposit

    B259d p. 53

  • Deposit

    B284e p. 37

  • Deposit

    B287 pp. 58, 69-73

  • Deposit

    B314d p. 55

  • Deposit

    B345e pp. 87-88

  • Deposit

    B379d p. 70

  • Deposit

    B442d p. 135

  • Deposit

    B480e p. 96

  • Deposit

    B520c p. 25

  • Deposit

    B542c p. 32

  • Deposit

    B592d p. 59

  • Deposit

    B622c p. 41

  • Deposit

    B622f pp. 98, 100

  • Deposit

    B642d pp. 73, 75

  • Deposit

    BMB142 pp. 32-33, 52

  • Deposit

    BMB153 pp. 18-19

  • Deposit

    AK MIN & ENG SOC pp. 1-14

  • Deposit

    B662d pp. 80-81

  • Deposit

    B692b p. 29

  • Deposit

    B712a p. 29

  • Deposit

    B714d pp. 106-107

  • Deposit

    MIN & SCI PRESS 1921

  • Deposit

    B722a pp. 14, 36

  • Deposit

    B739a p. 21

  • Deposit

    B755a pp. 8, 24

  • Deposit

    AIME TRANS 1 pp. 100-121

  • Deposit

    B773a pp. 14-15, 37

  • Deposit

    MR195-10 p. 197

  • Deposit

    B783a pp. 6-7, 22

  • Deposit

    B792a pp. 9, 29-30

  • Deposit

    B797a pp. 9-10, 38-39

  • Deposit

    IC6186

  • Deposit

    B810a pp. 10-12, 48, 51, 63

  • Deposit

    B813a pp. 12-13, 55, 58

  • Deposit

    IC6236

  • Deposit

    B824a pp. 13-15, 61, 64

  • Deposit

    E&MJ 3209

  • Deposit

    B836a pp. 12-14, 63, 66-67

  • Deposit

    B844A pp. 13-14, 62, 65

  • Deposit

    B857A pp. 12-14, 58, 61

  • Deposit

    B864A pp. 13-14, 63, 66

  • Deposit

    W MNG NEWS 3509a

  • Deposit

    W MNG NEWS 3509b

  • Deposit

    B868A pp. 13-15, 61, 68

  • Deposit

    B880A pp. 13-16, 64, 71-72

  • Deposit

    B897A pp. 14-16, 74, 81

  • Deposit

    E&MJ 3801

  • Deposit

    B910A pp. 16-18, 79, 86-87

  • Deposit

    B917A pp. 17-19, 78, 89

  • Deposit

    B926A pp. 16-18, 72, 81-82

  • Deposit

    MINING WORLD 4112

  • Deposit

    B933A pp. 15-17, 69, 78-79

  • Deposit

    MINING WORLD 4209

  • Deposit

    B943A pp. 8-9, 14-15

  • Deposit

    E&MJ 4407

  • Deposit

    IC7379 pp. 14-20, 34

  • Deposit

    OF60

  • Deposit

    B1024B p. 53

  • Deposit

    IC7844 p. 7

  • Deposit

    N JB MINER pp. 268-279

  • Deposit

    B1139 p. 140

  • Deposit

    B1031F p. 137

  • Deposit

    GR1 pp. 19-20

  • Deposit

    ADGS AR 1966a pp. 54, 60

  • Deposit

    B1246 pp. 154-155

  • Deposit

    IC8331 pp. 6-7

  • Deposit

    P610 pp. 19-21

  • Deposit

    BMOF22-69 p. 33

  • Deposit

    MIRL 28 p. 125

  • Deposit

    MF435

  • Deposit

    OF508 p. 57

  • Deposit

    E&MJ 7905 p. 84, No. 220

  • Deposit

    OF81-122

  • Deposit

    AMR 81-82 p. 5

  • Deposit

    MTA 82 No. F-26

  • Deposit

    SR33 p. 12

  • Deposit

    SR38 p. 14

  • Deposit

    REDMAN NEWSPAPER 1987p.2-3

  • Deposit

    AMM SEPT. 10, 1996. COURT ORDERS CITY TO REVOKE ECHO BAY

  • Deposit

    PERMITS. V/104/N175 P.1.

  • Deposit

    PAY DIRT, 8-96, P.10.

  • Deposit

    PAY DIRT, #691, JAN., 1997, P32.

  • Deposit

    THE MINING RECORD, SEPT. 4, 1996, P29.

Comments on the references

  • WILLIAMS, 1926, (EXPLOSIVE ENGINEER)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 27-AUG-97 Buckingham, David A. U.S. Bureau of Mines