Alaska Oracle

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10185900
MRDS ID A010346
MAS/MILS ID 0020950191
Record type Site
Current site name Alaska Oracle
Alternate or previous names Oracle No. 2, Oracle Extension, Heaston Mine, Eve, Bobby, Heaston-Oricle Mine
Related records 10000298

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -149.55819, 60.62033 (WGS84)
Elevation 550
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
Seward 006 N 002 W 12 NWNESW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Silver Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Unknown
Chalcopyrite Unknown
Galena Unknown
Gold Unknown
Molybdenite Unknown
Pyrite Unknown
Pyrrhotite Unknown
Sphalerite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -149.55819, 60.62033

Ore body information

  • Strike N15E
    Dip 60W
    Thickness 0.5M
    Length 53M
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 1
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 FISSURE VEIN
    Shape of Orebody #1 LENTICULAR
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control FAULTING
    Secondary Ore Control FOLDING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. NONE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Strike And Dip N15E
    Date of Last Modification 880212
  • Strike N15E
    Dip 70E
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 2
    MAS Column # 2
    Type of Orebody #1 SEDIMENTARY
    Shape of Orebody #1 MASSIVE
    Primary mode of Origin SEDIMENTATION
    Primary Ore Control FAULTING
    Secondary Ore Control FOLDING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. NONE
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Strike And Dip N15E
    Date of Last Modification 880212

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
Type of mineral rights Patented

Land status

Ownership category Mixed

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Robert B. Heaston
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1921
  • Type Operator
    Owner W. E. Dunkle
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1929
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Alaska Oracle Corp.
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1930
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Ralph Reed
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1935
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Sybil A. Reed, Harold M. And Judith M. Culver
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1937
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Cameron, Karl B.
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1986

Production statistics

  • Year 1941
    Description 1274 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 39,626g
  • Year 1941
    Description 256 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 7,962g

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020950191
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010346 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 095-091

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 095-092

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 095-093

  • Deposit

    B836a p. 20

  • Deposit

    B849I pp. 507-510

  • Deposit

    B864A p. 22

  • Deposit

    B868A p. 23

  • Deposit

    B880A pp. 26-27

  • Deposit

    B910A p. 29

  • Deposit

    B926A p. 25

  • Deposit

    B926C p. 186

  • Deposit

    OF77-169A

  • Deposit

    MTA 82 No. E-76

  • Deposit

    IR JCR 380901

  • Deposit

    PE95-9 3 pp.

  • Deposit

    MF880A

  • Deposit

    MLA5-84 218 pp., (Locality S-255).

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit M. S. 1539 AND 1592 ISSUED ON 3 CLAIMS 1929-1934 Workings consist of a 274 m. long crosscut, 168 m. of drift, 65.5 m. of raise, 7.6 m. of winze, and considerable stoping. Two portals, one at the 548.6 m. elevation, and the other at the 579 m. elevation. TOTAL REPORTED PRODUCTION: 1,247 oz. Au, 256 oz Ag.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 18-MAY-1988 Mpm U.S. Bureau of Mines