Nixon Fork Mine

Plant in Alaska, United States with commodities Bismuth, Copper, Gold, Tungsten

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10185958
MRDS ID A012420
MAS/MILS ID 0020650022
Record type Site
Current site name Nixon Fork Mine
Alternate or previous names Crystal/Garnet Mine, Whalen Mine
Related records 10100969

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Claim
Geographic coordinates: -154.76685, 63.22228 (WGS84)
Elevation 463
Location accuracy 5000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Kateel River 026 S 021 E 24 SWNE Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Bismuth Tertiary
Copper Secondary
Gold Primary
Tungsten Tertiary

Nearby scientific data

Claim (1) -154.76685, 63.22228

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Plant
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant Yes
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Mining method Combined Methods
Year of first production 1995
Plant type Beneficiation (Mill)
Plant subcategory Flotation
Milling method Flotation

Mining district

District name Nixon Fork District

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim
Type of mineral rights Patented
Type of mineral rights Other

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Consolidated Nevada Goldfields Corp.
    Interest 100
    Home office Colorado
    Year 1996
    First year 1993
  • Type Operator
    Owner Nixon Fork Mining Inc.
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1996

Production statistics

  • Year 1996
    Description Gold Production Fy 1996 34414 Tr Oz
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,070,395g
  • Year 1996
    Description Silver Production Fy 1996 10181 Tr Oz
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 316,665g
  • Year 1996
    Description Copper Production Fy 1996 117009 Pounds
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Copper Copper 53,074mt
  • Year 1996
    Description Ore Production Fy 1996 (1.59 Opt) 27006 St Ore
  • Year 1996
    Period Oct-95 To 12/31/96
    Description Ore Production Oct-95 To 12/31/96 42126 Mt Ore, 47408 Tr Oz/Yr Gold
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,474,554g

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1996
    Demonstrated 92,400mt ore
    Total resources 92,400mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 42.1 g/mt Gold Major 1996
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1996
    Demonstrated 29,302mt ore
    Indicated 29,302mt ore
    Total resources 29,302mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 36.6 g/mt Gold Major 1996
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1996
    Demonstrated 111,584mt ore
    Total resources 111,584mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 45.6 g/mt Gold Major 1996
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1997
    Demonstrated 121,375mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 39.91 g/mt Gold Major 1997
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1997
    Demonstrated 107,749mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 41.49 g/mt Gold Major 1997

Comments on the reserve resource information

  • TOTAL PROVEN + PROBABLE ORE RESOURCES; 12/31/96. ADIT CAPACITY BASE ON MILL TREATED ORE BUDGET OF 40,100 ST: GOLD-COPPER-BISMUTH RESOURCE IN SEVERAL HIGH-GRADE ORE BODIES

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method ACTUAL
    Mining Method COMBINED METHODS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020650022
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012420 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Production

    CONSOLIDATED NEVADA GOLDFIELDS CORP., 1996 FORM 20F/A,

  • Production

    PP. 4, 6, 9.

  • Production

    CONSOLIDATED NEVADA GOLDFIELDS CORP., 1996 ANNUAL REPORT,

  • Production

    PP. 8-10.

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 065-006A

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 065-006B

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 065-024

  • Reserve-Resource

    DGGS IC 35 P.8, 1992

  • Reserve-Resource

    CONSOLIDATED NEVADA GOLDFIELDS CORP., PROXY STATEMENT,

  • Reserve-Resource

    6-28-96, P21.

  • Reserve-Resource

    MINING JOURNAL, LONDON, SEPT., 20, 1996, P221, "NEW

  • Reserve-Resource

    DISCOVERY AT NIXON FORK".

  • Reserve-Resource

    PP. 4, 6.

  • Reserve-Resource

    PP. 8-10.

  • Deposit

    B714b p. 93

  • Deposit

    B722a pp. 59-60

  • Deposit

    B722e pp. 159-160

  • Deposit

    B722e pp. 158-161

  • Deposit

    B739a p. 42

  • Deposit

    B754 p. 116

  • Deposit

    B755a p. 47

  • Deposit

    B773a p. 15

  • Deposit

    B783a p. 9

  • Deposit

    B783e pp. 127-128, 130-134

  • Deposit

    B783e pp. 127-130, 134

  • Deposit

    B792a p. 13

  • Deposit

    B810a pp. 15-16

  • Deposit

    B810a p. 16

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    B813a p. 18

  • Deposit

    B824a pp. 20-22

  • Deposit

    B824a p. 22

  • Deposit

    B836a p. 21

  • Deposit

    B844A p. 22

  • Deposit

    B857A p. 19

  • Deposit

    B864A p. 23

  • Deposit

    B864C pp. 229-241

  • Deposit

    B864C pp. 230-235, 237-238, 241-242

  • Deposit

    B868A pp. 21-22

  • Deposit

    B880A p. 27

  • Deposit

    B897A p. 33

  • Deposit

    B910A p. 28

  • Deposit

    B917A p. 29

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    B926A p. 26

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    B933A p. 26

  • Deposit

    OF51 p. 89

  • Deposit

    C279 pp. 10, 12, 14, 16, 18-19

  • Deposit

    GR22 pp. 2-3, 6-12

  • Deposit

    GR22 pp. 2, 6-7, 10-11

  • Deposit

    B1246 pp. 96-97

  • Deposit

    B1312K pp. 12-14, 16-18

  • Deposit

    B1312K pp. 8-12

  • Deposit

    MF365

  • Deposit

    OF77-168D

  • Deposit

    OF78-94 pp. 29-32, 40-41

  • Deposit

    E&MJ 7905 p. 82, No. 109

  • Deposit

    AMR 81-82 pp. 16, 31

  • Deposit

    MTA 82 No. D-7

  • Deposit

    MINING JOURNAL, V320 N8230, 6-25-93, P.460.

  • Deposit

    ROCKY MTN PAY DIRT, 9-93, P.12A.

  • Deposit

    MINING JOURNAL, V321 N8240, 9-3-93, P.156.

  • Deposit

    THE NORTHERN MINER, V79 N27, 9-6-93, P.1.

  • Deposit

    ROCKY MTN PAY DIRT, 10-93, P.11A.

  • Deposit

    THE MINING RECORD, 10-6-93, P.1

  • Deposit

    MINING JOURNAL, 10-8-93, P.244

  • Deposit

    METALS WEEK, 10-4-93, P.8.

  • Deposit

    ENGINEERING AND MINING JOURNAL, V121 N9, 11-93, P.6.

  • Deposit

    THE MINING RECORD, 12-29-93, P.5.

  • Deposit

    THE NORTHERN MINER, V79 N44, 1-3-94, P.11.

  • Deposit

    ROCKY MTN PAY DIRT, 1-94, P.3A.

  • Deposit

    MINING JOURNAL, 1-7-94, P.4.

  • Deposit

    THE MINING RECORD, V105 N6, 2-9-94, P.5.

  • Deposit

    THE MINING RECORD, V105 N8, 2-23-94, P.3.

  • Deposit

    GWALIA CONSOLIDATED LTD. 1994 ANNUAL REPORT, P.19.

  • Deposit

    PLATT'S METALS WEEK, 1-16-95, P.12.

  • Deposit

    THE MINING RECORD, V106 N3, 1-18-95, P.3.

  • Deposit

    THE MINING RECORD, V106 N9, 3-1-95, P.15.

  • Deposit

    CONSOLIDATED NEVADA GOLDFIELDS CORP. 1995 ANNUAL REPORT.

  • Deposit

    THE MINING RECORD, VOL 107, #37, SEPT. 11, 1996, P1.

  • Deposit

    THE MINING RECORD, V107, #44, OCT 30, 1996, P7.

  • Deposit

    THE MINING JOURNAL, SEPT., 20, 1996, P221.

  • Deposit

    RANDOL MINING DIRECTORY, 1996/97, U.S. MINES AND MINING

  • Deposit

    COMPANIES, P126.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit USGS CRIB A002052 USGS CRIB A002051 USGS CRIB D002709

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 06-OCT-97 Buckingham, David A. U.S. Bureau of Mines