Porcupine

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10234102
MRDS ID A002980
MAS/MILS ID 0020950102
Record type Site
Current site name Porcupine
Alternate or previous names Porcupine 1-2, Graystone Ledge No. 1, Homestake, Porky Pine Quartz No. 1

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Ore Body
Geographic coordinates: -149.39147, 60.33012 (WGS84)
Elevation 300
Location accuracy 500(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 23 SESE Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

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

Nearby scientific data

Ore Body (1) -149.39147, 60.33012

Ore body information

  • Strike N23E
    Dip 80E
    Width 0.1M
    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 N23E
    Date of Last Modification 881220
  • Strike N33E
    Dip 90N
    Field Value
    MAS Matrix # 2
    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 N33E
    Date of Last Modification 881220

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Federal

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Edward Frederick
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1911
  • Type Owner
    Owner Roger Dixon
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1973

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020950102
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A002980 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 095-264

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 095-286

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 095-412

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 095-413

  • Deposit

    B587 pp. 147-148, plate 3 Nos. 56-58

  • Deposit

    BMB142 p. 52

  • Deposit

    AMR 81-82

  • Deposit

    MF880A # 80.

  • Deposit

    MLA5-84 218 pp., (Locality S-215).

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit USGS CRIB A002895 USGS CRIB A002909 USGS CRIB A002979

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 20-DEC-88 Dwb U.S. Bureau of Mines