Standard Mines

Prospect in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10307391
Record type Site
Current site name Standard Mines

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -144.38249, 60.94963 (WGS84)
Relative position This prospect is at an elevation of about 4500 ft. on a ridge 1.7 miles south of VABM Eagle. It is in the NE1/4 sec. 5, T. 11 S., R. 6 E., of the Copper River Meridian. The location of the site is accurate to within 2000 ft. This prospect is shown as #30 in Cobb (1972: MF-392).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Lead Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -144.38249, 60.94963

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rock at this prospect is schist of the Upper Cretaceous Valdez Group (Moffit, 1914). The deposit consists of a quartz vein about one foot thick containing chalcopyrite, galena, and pyrite. Assays indicate 2.9 oz. Au/ton or higher (Moffit, 1914).
  • Age = Late Cretaceous or younger.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Prospect

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Copper River

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Moffit (1914) reports a shallow vertical shaft at the prospect.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF CV062

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Cordova quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-392, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Moffit, F.H., 1914, Geology of the Hanagita-Bremner region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 576, 56 p.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Moffit, 1914

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = Located on lands within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 10-JUN-00 S.W. Nelson U.S. Geological Survey