Banjo Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10233542
MRDS ID A011203
MAS/MILS ID 0020660026
Record type Site
Current site name Banjo Mine
Alternate or previous names Banjo Lode, Friday Creek Divide, Hardrock Lode, Eureka Group, Combination, Combination Extension, Silver King, Pas Lode, Damon and Pythias, Lucky Gulch
Related records 10000597

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -150.89509, 63.55267 (WGS84)
Elevation 1143
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
Fairbanks 016 S 017 W 05 S2 Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Silver Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Arsenopyrite Unknown
Galena Unknown
Gold Unknown
Malachite Unknown
Pyrite Unknown
Silver Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -150.89509, 63.55267

Ore body information

  • Strike N35E
    Dip 85S
    Width 4M
    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 N35E
    Date of Last Modification 890725

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1939
Year of first production 1939

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Mixed

Production statistics

  • Year 1941
    Period 1939-1941
    Description Total Reported Production 1939-1941 6260 Ounces Au, 7114 Ounces Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Trace Silver Silver 221,270g
    Major Gold Gold 194,708g

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020660026
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011203 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-008

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-030

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-031

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-051

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 066-092

  • Reserve-Resource

    BMOF129-84 p. 135

  • Deposit

    B662k pp. 318-319

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    B662k pp. 319-320

  • Deposit

    B687 pp. 101-102

  • Deposit

    MR66-1 pp. 4-5

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    B836e pp. 330-331

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    B849F pp. 370-371

  • Deposit

    B917A p. 30

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    B926A p. 24

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    B933A pp. 24-25

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    MR193-3 p. 2

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    MTA 82 No. E-5

  • Deposit

    AOF98 p. 157

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    BMOF24-78 184 pp.

  • Deposit

    BMOF129-84 pp. 133-135 (Locality 50)

  • Deposit

    BMOF214-84 pp. 12,40,52

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit USGS CRIB A002233 USGS CRIB D002717 Workings consist of 518.2 m of inaccessible underground workings on three levels. Milling consisted of concentrating tables & flotation cells

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 25-JUL-89 Mjn-Mirl U.S. Bureau of Mines