Big Hurrah

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10233038
MRDS ID A012593
MAS/MILS ID 0020530057
Record type Site
Current site name Big Hurrah
Alternate or previous names King Solomon, October Fraction, Sour Dough, July Fraction, Potaquba Fraction, Elmer S., King Solomon 1-6, Quena, Dewey, Josephine
Related records 10001791

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -164.23247, 64.65351 (WGS84)
Elevation 84
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
Kateel River 010 S 028 W 03 SWSENE Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Tungsten Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Unknown
Quartz Unknown
Scheelite Unknown
Silver Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -164.23247, 64.65351

Ore body information

  • Strike N55W
    Dip 62S
    Thickness 333M
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 50M
    Length 366M
    Field Value
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 FISSURE VEIN
    Shape of Orebody #1 LENTICULAR
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control FAULTING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. UNKNOWN
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Strike And Dip N55W
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Date of Last Modification 830321
  • Area 20HA
    Field Value
    Total Surface Area (HA) 20
    Date of Last Modification 910418

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant Yes
Discovery year 1901
Mining method Shrinkage Methods - Overhand Shrinkage
Year of first production 1903
Milling method Hydrometallurgy Unspecified

Mining district

District name Nome District

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Patented
Type of mineral rights Private Lease

Land status

Ownership category BLM Administrative Area

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Golden Zone Inc.
    Interest 100
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Cornwall Pacific
    Interest 50
    Home office Colorado
    Year 1986
  • Type Owner
    Owner Night Hawk Resources, Ltd.
    Interest 50
    Home office Colorado
    Year 1986

Comments on the ownership information

  • OWNER ADDRESS: ANACONDA COMPANY 555-17TH STREET DENVER, COLORADO 80202 OWNER-OPERATOR ADDRESS: HAWLEY RESOURCE GROUP 8740 HARTZELL ROAD ANCHORAGE, ALASKA 99507 TELE: (907) 344-6114 OWNER ADDRESS: ANACONDA COMPANY 2550 DENALI STREET SUITE-1000-NORTH TOWER ANCHORAGE, ALASKA 99503 TELE: (907) 276-8115 CURRECT 1997 OWNERSHIP DATA NOT AVAILABALE:

Production statistics

  • Year 1903
    Description Assay=0.69 Oz/Ton 330 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1904
    Description Assay=0.50 Oz/Ton 9656 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1905
    Description Assay=0.50 Oz/Ton 12410 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1906
    Description Assay=0.37 Oz/Ton 12000 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1907
    Description Assay=0.47 Oz/Ton 15600 Short Tons Ore
  • Year 1952
    Description Production Reported 21100 Dollars
  • Year 1995
    Accuracy Estimate
    Description Ore Production 1995 Est From Adit 80000 Mt/Yr

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1931
    Inferred 26,300mt ore
    Demonstrated 78,200mt ore
    Indicated 57,100mt ore
    Measured 21,100mt ore
    Total resources 680,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 21.6 g/mt Gold Major 1931
    Silver Ag 13 g/mt Silver Minor 1931
    Tungsten Wo3 0.1 wt-pct Tungsten Trace 1931
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1995
    Demonstrated 409,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 9.19 g/mt Gold Major 1995
    Silver Ag 19 g/mt Silver Minor 1995

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 500M
    Overall depth 300M
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method PROPOSED
    Mining Method OVERHAND SHRINKAGE 10-67
    Percent Recovery 100
    Hardness of Rock HARDROCK FISSURED WITH MODERATE WATER
    Rock Characteristics ONE SYSTEM OF WEAKNESS PLANES
    Rock Support Chars. SUPPORTING MAY BACK SLAB
    Mine Support Chars. POST, HEADBOARD, CAPS, ROOF BOLTS
    Number of Shafts 1
    Length of Inclines (m) 0
    Avg. Length of Adits (m) 0
    1st Condition of Workings CAVED AT PORTAL
    2nd Condition of Workings FLOODED
    3rd Condition of Workings NO MINE ENTRY
    Capacity 100
    Capacity Units MT ORE/DAY
    Unit Production Cost 128.3
    Units of Production $/MT ORE
    Operating Days per Year 250
    Operating Shifts per Day 2
    Year of Information 1982

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020530057
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012593 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 053-022

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 053-023

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 053-207

  • Reserve-Resource

    RPTS ON BIG HURRAH p. 2

  • Deposit

    B259b p. 22

  • Deposit

    B284b p. 6

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    B284n p. 137

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    B314j pp. 146-147, 155

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    B328 pp. 223, 228-232

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    B345m pp. 234-237

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    B379p p. 292

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    B433 pp. 59, 93, 139, 143-147

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    B442a p. 38

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    B442s p. 360

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    B480d p. 73

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    B642c p. 69

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    BMB153 p. 55

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    B722f pp. 163, 173-174, 179, 198, 200-204

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    B824a p. 23

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    B836a p. 23

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    B844A p. 24

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    B857A p. 22

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    B910A p. 33

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    B917A p. 31

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    MR192-5 pp. 4-5

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    OF17 pp. 1-2, 4

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    MR192-8 p. 2

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    TDM5R p. 43

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    C196 pp. 1-2, 4

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    IR JAW 521120 pp. 7-8

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    IR JAW 530909 p. 5

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    B1246 pp. 126-127

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    P610 pp. 16, 19

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    GR33 pp. 2, 5-6, 12-14, 21, 29

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    MF445

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    OF508 p. 45

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    OF511 p. 5

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    B1374 p. 89

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    BMOF73-75 pp. 72, 95-96

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    OF75-2

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    OF77-796B

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    OF78-181 p. 23

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    E&MJ 7905 p. 80, No. 46

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    MTA 82 No. A-54

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    SR33 p. 11

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    SR38 p. 8

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit USGS CRIB D002598 USGS CRIB W016514 LIMIITED DATA AVAILABLE, UNABLE TO UP DATE, 1997: DELETED FROM ADIT: 1995 RESOURCES COULD NOT BE VERIFIED, BUT WERE LEFT IN THE R-SET RECORD 2.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 13-JUN-97 Buckingham, David A. U.S. Bureau of Mines