Groundhog Basin

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Molybdenum, Silver, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10283078
MRDS ID A010316
MAS/MILS ID 0021170018
Record type Site
Current site name Groundhog Basin
Alternate or previous names General Lee, General Logan, General Grant, General Sherman, Silver King, Silver Queen, Silver Jack, Bon Alaska Mining Co., Ventures Inc., Whistlepig
Related records 10000272

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Claim
Geographic coordinates: -132.06434, 56.51415 (WGS84)
Elevation 534
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 062 S 086 E 07 C NWNW Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Tertiary
Lead Primary
Molybdenum Tertiary
Silver Tertiary
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Actinolite Unknown
Biotite Unknown
Chalcopyrite Unknown
Chlorite Unknown
Epidote Unknown
Galena Unknown
Garnet Unknown
Hornblende Unknown
Magnetite Unknown
Molybdenite Unknown
Pyrite Unknown
Pyroxene Unknown
Pyrrhotite Unknown
Quartz Unknown
Sphalerite Unknown
Tennantite Unknown
Tetrahedrite Unknown

Nearby scientific data

Claim (1) -132.06434, 56.51415

Ore body information

  • Strike N30W
    Dip 65E
    Thickness 206M
    Depth to top 0M
    Width 2M
    Length 412M
    Area 18HA
    Field Value
    Type of Orebody #1 REPLACEMENT
    Shape of Orebody #1 TABULAR
    Type of Orebody #2 DISSEMINATED
    Primary mode of Origin HYDROTHERMAL
    Primary Ore Control BEDDING
    Secondary Ore Control LITHOLOGY
    Degree of Wallrock Alter. UNKNOWN
    Strike And Dip N30W
    Minimum Depth to Top 0
    Avg. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Min. Thick. Unconsol. Mat. 0
    Total Surface Area (HA) 18
    Date of Last Modification 830321

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1904

Mining district

District name Petersburg

Mineral rights holdings

Type of mineral rights Patented
Type of mineral rights Located Claim
Type of mineral rights Private Lease

Land status

Ownership category Federal

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Grant, William D.
    Home office Colorado
    Year 1984

Comments on the ownership information

  • OPERATOR ADDRESS: AMAX EXPLORATION INC. 12620 W. CEDAR DRIVE P.O. BOX C LAKEWOOD, COLORADO 80226 OWNER ADDRESS: KENNETH C. EICHNER ROUTE 1, BOX 1125 KETCHIKAN, ALASKA 99901 OWNER ADDRESS: WILLIAM D. GRANT 812 W. 9TH STREET JUNEAU, ALASKA 99801 OWNER ADDRESS: BETTY R. HUFF P.O. BOX 5057 KETCHIKAN, ALASKA 99801

Reserves and resources

  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1953
    Demonstrated 499,000mt ore
    Indicated 499,000mt ore
    Total resources 499,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Zinc Zn 8 wt-pct Zinc Major 1953
    Lead Pb 1.5 wt-pct Lead Major 1953
  • Type In-situ
    Estimate year 1953
    Demonstrated 454,000mt ore
    Indicated 454,000mt ore
    Total resources 454,000mt ore
    Commodity Subtype Grade units Group Importance Year
    Zinc Zn 2.5 wt-pct Zinc Major 1953
    Lead Pb 1 wt-pct Lead Major 1953

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 0M
    Field Value
    MAS Development Schedule # 1
    Mining Record # 1
    Status of Mining Method PROPOSED
    Mining Method SHRINKAGE W/CUT AND FILL
    Percent Recovery 85
    Hardness of Rock HARDROCK WITH LITTLE WATER
    Rock Characteristics ONE SYSTEM OF WEAKNESS PLANES
    Rock Support Chars. SUPPORTING MAY BACK SLAB
    Mine Support Chars. TIMBER
    Length of Inclines (m) 0
    Slope of Inclines 0
    Avg. Length of Adits (m) 1220
    Number of Adits 1
    Capacity 250
    Capacity Units MT ORE/DAY
    Unit Production Cost 81.2
    Units of Production $/MT ORE
    Operating Days per Year 180
    Operating Shifts per Day 2
    Year of Information 1984

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0021170018
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010316 MAS references MRDS

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 117-001

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 117-005

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 117-056

  • Deposit

    B259d p. 61

  • Deposit

    B284e p. 53

  • Deposit

    B314d p. 72

  • Deposit

    B347 p. 189

  • Deposit

    B642d pp. 78, 98-99

  • Deposit

    B662c pp. 74-75

  • Deposit

    B739b pp. 57-63

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    B800 pp. 318, 328, 361

  • Deposit

    B836a p. 81

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    B926C p. 172

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    B947B pp. 37-38

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    IC7379 p. 41

  • Deposit

    B998B pp. 15, 17-29, 33, 37, 40

  • Deposit

    C252 p. 6

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    IC7844 p. 12

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    B1108E p. 7

  • Deposit

    ADGS AR 1966a p. 64

  • Deposit

    B1246 pp. 191-192

  • Deposit

    MF415

  • Deposit

    OF81-122

  • Deposit

    AMR 81-82 pp. 12, 14

  • Deposit

    MTA 82 No. F-48

  • Deposit

    SR38 p. 46, No. 112

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit M.S. 1580 ISSUED JULY 1930. OUTCROPS RANGE IN ELEVATION FROM 1600 FEET TO 3300 FEET. UNDERGROUND WORKINGS DURING 1921 INCLUDING 3 ADITS AND A CROSSCUT.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 18-JUL-1995 Rdc U.S. Bureau of Mines