Alaska Homestake Mine

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10283119
MAS/MILS ID 0020850191
Record type Site
Current site name Alaska Homestake Mine
Alternate or previous names Homestake Mining Co., Virgil Park, Alaska Free Gold Co., Homestake, Bruno 1-3

Geographic coordinates

Point of reference Main Entrance
Geographic coordinates: -148.2701, 61.08266 (WGS84)
Elevation 30
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 012 N 007 E 31 NESESE Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Tertiary
Silver Tertiary

Materials information

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

Nearby scientific data

Main Entrance (1) -148.2701, 61.08266

Ore body information

  • Strike N17W
    Dip 82E
    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 N17W
    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 Peter Black And William Hogan
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1913
  • Type Owner
    Owner Edward Schnoor
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1972
  • Type Owner
    Owner Dave And Donna Williams, And Steve Wells
    Interest 100
    Home office Alaska
    Year 1981

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0020850191

Bibliographic references

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 085-187

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 085-066

  • Ownership

    ALASKA KARDEX 085-188

  • Deposit

    B662h p. 189

  • Deposit

    B692g p. 150

  • Deposit

    B712a p. 33

  • Deposit

    MR193-2 pp. 23-24

  • Deposit


  • Deposit

    OF79-1095 184 pp.

  • Deposit

    B592j pp. 195-236.

  • Deposit

    MLA5-84 218 pp., (Locality A-30).

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit HOMESTAKE MINING CO. ACTIVE CA. 1916. BRUNO CLAIMS STAKED 1958, RESTAKED 1972. ASSESSMENT WORK THRU 1977 (KX 85-187). Workings consist of a 83.8 m. adit, a lower inaccessable adit, and a 19.5 m. winze.

Reporter information

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