Martha Lee

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Gold, Copper, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10308514
Record type Site
Current site name Martha Lee

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -130.07075, 56.02577 (WGS84)
Relative position The approximate location of this unverified mineral occurrence, known in 1981 (Elliott and Koch, 1981, p. 17, loc. 68) only from a U.S. Bureau of Mines claim map (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1978), is at the western edge of Section 26, at the southwest foot of Mineral Hill. The site is at an elevation of just under 200 feet, and adjacent to the road along the east side of Texas Creek. The location is probably accurate within about a quarter of a mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -130.07075, 56.02577

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rock in the area of this site is Triassic Texas Creek Granodiorite, which underlies and locally intrudes pelitic metasedimentary and subordinate andesitic metavolcanic strata of the Jurassic or older Mesozoic Hazelton Group; the Eocene Boundary Granodiorite, which intrudes the Hazelton and Texas Creek rocks; and still-younger Tertiary lamprophyre dikes, which cut all the other rocks (Smith, 1973, 1977; Koch, 1996). Other than the commodities reported on a U.S. Bureau of Mines claim map (U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1979), no geologic information about this site was publicly known in 1981.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Mining district

District name Hyder

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BC068

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Smith, J.G., 1973, A Tertiary lamprophyre dike province in southeastern Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 10, p. 408-420.

  • Deposit

    Smith, J.G., 1977, Geology of the Ketchikan D-1 and Bradfield Canal A-1 quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1425, 49 p.

  • Deposit

    Elliott, R.L., and Koch, R.D., 1981, Mines, prospects, and selected metalliferous mineral occurrences in the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-728-B, 23 p., 1 sheet, scales 1:250,000 and 1:63,360.

  • Deposit

    Koch, R.D., 1996, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-728-A, 35 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1979, Claim map 118: Mines and prospects of the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 20-73, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Elliott and Koch, 1981

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Other Comments = Four claims staked in 1965.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-MAY-1998 H. C. Berg U.S. Geological Survey