Primrose Group

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Antimony, Copper, Gold, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10234093
MRDS ID A002986
MAS/MILS ID 0020950101
Record type Site
Current site name Primrose Group
Alternate or previous names Primrose 1,2, Nussbaumer Fraction, Spruce Lode, Star Lode 1-3, Primrose Creek, Naw-Ruz, Star Lode, Porcupine Creek

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -149.41787, 60.30732 (WGS84)
Elevation 403
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 003 N 001 W 35 SWSWNW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Antimony Tertiary
Copper Tertiary
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

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

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -149.41787, 60.30732

Ore body information

  • Strike N30E
    Dip 90N
    Width 2.1M
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 1
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 FISSURE VEIN
    Shape of Orebody #1 LENTICULAR
    Type of Orebody #2 REPLACEMENT
    Shape of Orebody #2 TABULAR
    Type of Orebody #3 DISSEMINATED
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control FAULTING
    Secondary Ore Control FOLDING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. UNKNOWN
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Strike And Dip N30E
    Date of Last Modification 881220
  • Strike N60E
    Dip 55S
    Width 0.9M
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 2
    MAS Column # 1
    Type of Orebody #1 SHEAR ZONE
    Shape of Orebody #1 LENTICULAR
    Type of Orebody #2 REPLACEMENT
    Shape of Orebody #2 TABULAR
    Type of Orebody #3 DISSEMINATED
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control FAULTING
    Secondary Ore Control FOLDING
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. UNKNOWN
    Type of Wallrock Alter. #1 UNKNOWN
    Strike And Dip N60E
    Date of Last Modification 881220

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Ownership information

  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner John Rice
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1911
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Primrose Mining Co.
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1912
  • Type Owner-Operator
    Owner Charles Hubbard
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1914
  • Type Owner
    Owner F. S. Pettyjohn
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1972
  • Type Owner
    Owner David S. Moore And Ivan Merrill - Primrose Mining Co.
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1981

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1984
    Inferred 1,433mt ore
    Total resources 1,433mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Gold Au 40.07 g/mt Gold Major 1984
    Silver Ag 16.93 g/mt Silver 1984

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020950101
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A002986 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 095-010

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 095-412

  • Deposit

    B542c pp. 37-38

  • Deposit

    B592d p. 63

  • Deposit

    B587 pp. 146-147

  • Deposit

    B622c p. 46

  • Deposit

    B642c p. 56

  • Deposit

    BMB142 pp. 43, 52

  • Deposit

    BMB153 pp. 34-35

  • Deposit

    B662b p. 45

  • Deposit

    B692i p. 175

  • Deposit

    B880A p. 26

  • Deposit

    B897A p. 32

  • Deposit

    AK MINE LICENSE-1983

  • Deposit

    B520i pp. 131-173

  • Deposit

    MF880A # 81.

  • Deposit

    MLA5-84 218 pp., (Locality S-214).

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MISLOCATED ON USGS MAP. Three levels of workings totalling 137.2 m. are reported.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 20-DEC-1988 Dwb U.S. Bureau of Mines