Cliff Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10282462
MRDS ID A011459
MAS/MILS ID 0020860037
Record type Site
Current site name Cliff Mine
Alternate or previous names H.E. Ellis, Diane No. 1, Chugach Gold Mines, Inc., Mystery 1-3, Parallel 1-2, M.S. 1036, Mystic 1-2, High Bar
Related records 10100959

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -146.56366, 61.12239 (WGS84)
Elevation 1
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
Copper River 009 S 008 W 01 NWNWNE Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Tertiary
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

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

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -146.56366, 61.12239

Ore body information

  • Strike N35W
    Dip 84W
    Width 0.8M
    Length 518.2M
    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 N35W
    Date of Last Modification 881017

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 1910
Year of first production 1910

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Patented
Type of mineral rights Located Claim

Land status

Ownership category Mixed

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Ida Ellis Bush Estate
    ID 5001509
    Interest 100
    Year 1978
  • Type Operator
    Owner WGM, Inc. (Watts, Griffis And Mc Ouat - Expl. Contractor)
    ID 5001509
    Year 1986
  • Type Owner
    Owner H. E. Ellis
    ID 5001509
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1906
  • Type Operator
    Owner Cliff Mine Co.
    ID 5001509
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1909
  • Type Operator
    Owner John E. Hughs
    ID 5001509
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1915
  • Type Operator
    Owner Cliff Gold Mines, Inc
    ID 5001509
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1926

Production statistics

  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1910 10745 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 334,207g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1910 9 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 280g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1911 7981 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 248,237g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1911 7 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 218g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1912 11242 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 349,665g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1912 2394 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Gold Gold 74,462g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1913 7996 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 248,703g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1913 1601 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 49,797g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1914 2339 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Gold Gold 72,751g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1914 468 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 14,556g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1915 919 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 28,584g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1915 68 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 2,115g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1916 1183 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 36,795g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1916 81 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 2,519g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1917 1520 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 47,277g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1917 288 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 8,958g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1918 226 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 7,029g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1918 40 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 1,244g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1937 783 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 24,354g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1937 168 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 5,225g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1938 833 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 25,909g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1938 175 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 5,443g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1939 138 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 4,292g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1939 20 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 622g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1940 677 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 21,057g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1940 145 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 4,510g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1941 3459 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 107,587g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1941 713 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 22,177g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1942 1695 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 52,720g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1942 360 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 11,197g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1949 Clean Up 4 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 124g
  • Year 1984
    Description Recorded Production - 1949 Clean Up 1 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 31g
  • Year 1984
    Description Total Recorded Production - 1910-1949 51740 Oz. Au
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Major Gold Gold 1,609,294g
  • Year 1984
    Description Total Recorded Production - 1910-1949 8153 Oz. Ag
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Silver Silver 253,587g

Comments on the production information

  • PRODUCED OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS PRIOR TO FLOODING IN 1914 (UNPB TDM PE 86-9) M.S. 1036 ISSUED 1928 ON 90.56 ACRES. PAT. NO. 1021749 (KX 86-47). Workings consist of the following: Hughes vein level - 231.6 m. (?) Whalen vein level - 36.6 m. (?) Prospect level - 182.9 m. (?) Intermediate level - 24.4 m. (?) 30.5 m. level - 487.7 m. 61 m. level - 292.6 m. (?) 91.4 m. level - 317 m. (?) 121.9 m. level - 292.6 m. (?) 152.4 m. level - 274.3 m. 167.6 m. level - 274.3 m. (?)

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020860037
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011459 MAS references MRDS
Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA MSHA 5001509

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 086-046

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 086-047

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    MLA5-84 218 pp., (Locality V-48).

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-OCT-1988 Mirl-Dwb U.S. Bureau of Mines