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Mineral Resources of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Corridor

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing known mineral deposits along the proposed Trans-Alaska Pipe line. As stated in the introduction, "reports of deposits of metallic minerals, nonmetallic minerals and mineral fuels on or near the proposed Trans-Alaska Pipeline route from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez were investigated" (p. 1). This report includes maps, and illustrations.
Date: 1974
Creator: Mulligan, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Past Lode-Gold Production from Alaska

Description: From abstract: This report presents an analysis of the statistical records of the Geological Survey regarding the production of lode gold from the Territory of Alaska for the period 1882 to 1937, inclusive. During that time lode gold to the value of $172,368,000 had been mined. The history of the discovery of lode gold and the early developments in lode-gold mining in each of the various districts is outlined briefly, and the production of lode gold in each of the geographic subdivisions is tab… more
Date: 1941
Creator: Smith, Philip S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Occurrences of Molybdenum Minerals in Alaska

Description: Abstract: In the accompanying report reference is made to all of the deposits in Alaska in which molybdenum minerals have been definitely recognized and reported. None of the deposits have been mined commercially, and none of them have been prospected thoroughly enough to afford quantitative estimates as to their tenor and potential reserves ; in fact, at only a few of the localities has there been more than surficial testing. Forty-one separate and distinct localities where molybdenum minerals… more
Date: 1942
Creator: Smith, Philip S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Reports on the Juneau and Admiralty Island Areas, Alaska]

Description: From introduction: From introduction: The present report upon the work of this field season is accompanied by topographic and geologic maps of the vicinity of Juneau, and of a mainland strip extending approximately 200 miles along the coast.
Date: 1906
Creator: Spencer, Arthur C. & Wright, Charles Will
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Report on Progress of Investigations of Mineral Resources of Alaska in 1905

Description: From introduction: This report contains papers on summaries of progress in various phases of the mining industry during the last year, preliminary accounts of investigations in progress or completed, and statements of the results of minor investigations not to be published elsewhere.
Date: 1905
Creator: Brooks, Alfred H. (Alfred Hulse), 1871-1924
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Report on the Ketchikan Mining District, Alaska, with an Introductory Sketch of the Geology of Southeastern Alaska

Description: From introduction: Since 1898 the United States Geological Survey has been carrying on a systematic investigation of the mineral resources of Alaska.As the northern mining districts of southeastern Alaska had already been the subject of an investigation by Dr. Becker in 1895,a and as the Ketchikan district was being rapidly developed, it was decided to spend the greater part of the short season in the Ketchikan district and in the fall to make a more hasty reconnaissance of the northern belt, i… more
Date: 1902
Creator: Brooks, Alfred Hulse
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Report on Progress of Investigations of Mineral Resources of Alaska in 1904

Description: From letter of transmittal: The report contains fourteen papers, prepared by ten members of the geologic corps, who have been engaged in Alaskan investigations during the last year. In this report an attempt has been made to summarize the economic results of last season's field work. Geologic matter has been entirely excluded, except where it has a direct bearing on the subjects under discussion. While such a report can have no permanent value, other than as a record of mining conditions during… more
Date: 1905
Creator: Brooks, Alfred H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Geology of the Portage Pass Area, Alaska

Description: Abstract: The Portage Pass area is in south-central Alaska, and includes part of the narrow neck of land that joins the Kenai Peninsula with the mainland to the north. This region is in general mountainous, elevations ranging from sea level to more than 4,000 feet on the peaks bordering the area. Several glaciers, all of which are apparently receding, extend into the area. Vegetation, chiefly alder and cottonwood on the valley lowlands and some spruce and hemlock on the lower slopes, extends to… more
Date: 1943
Creator: Barnes, Farrell F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Kodiak and Vicinity Alaska

Description: From abstract: Kodiak Island, although the site of the earliest white settlement in Alaska and the center of a vigorous fishing industry, is still largely unexplored, except for a strip immediately adjacent to the shores. The heavy growth of vegetation makes access to the interior of the island difficult, and few trails penetrate far from the coast. Mining activity in the past has been confined to somewhat desultory exploitation of beach sands, which in places carry gold, though some gold-beari… more
Date: 1937
Creator: Capps, Stephen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Upper Copper and Tanana Rivers, Alaska

Description: From introduction: Two field parties, one topographic, the other geologic, were engaged in making surveys in the section of the Alaska Range between the Nabesna and Big Tok Rivers in 1934. Most of the area surveyed was on the northeast side of the range, within a drainage area that is tributary to the Nabesna and Tanana Rivers, but it also included a small part of the Copper River Basin.
Date: 1934
Creator: Moffit, Fred H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Kaiyuh Hills, Alaska

Description: From introduction: The present report states the results of an exploratory survey of the Kaiyuh Hills during the summer of 1934.
Date: 1937
Creator: Mertie, John Beaver, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mineral Industry of Alaska in 1935

Description: From introduction: The record of the Alaska mineral industry for 1935, here presented, is supplemented by records for earlier years, because in that way certain trends may be recognized which are not only of historical significance but are also useful in suggesting the course that the industry is likely to take in the future. This is a continuing service that has been rendered by the Geological Survey from almost the earliest years of active mining in Alaska, and the present report is the thirt… more
Date: 1937
Creator: Smith, Philip S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Eska Creek Coal Deposits Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Description: The coal deposits in the vicinity of Eska Creek, a small tributary from the north to the Matanuska River, are a part of the Matanuska coal field. One of the two commercial coal-producing districts in Alaska, this field is in the southcentral part of the Territory, at the head of Cook Inlet. It is 170 miles from Seward, the ocean terminus of the Government-owned and -operated Alaska Railroad, and is served by a branch line of that railroad.
Date: 1937
Creator: Tuck, Ralph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Girdwood District, Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Girdwood district has been known for about 35 years to contain placer gold, but the source of the gold in veins was not discovered until about 1909. When the Alaska Railroad was completed through Girdwood it was hoped that the improved transportation facilities would enable the lode mines to operate at a profit and also to furnish tonnage to the railroad. Production from the quartz veins, however, has been negligible, although one placer mine has been operating steadily for s… more
Date: 1933
Creator: Park, C. F., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Mount Eielson District Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Mount Eielson district lies in south-central Alaska, on the north side of the Alaska Range, about 30 miles east of Mount McKinley. The most widely distributed rocks of the district include a thick series of thin-bedded limestone, calcareous shale, and graywacke of Paleozoic, probably Devonian, age. These sediments are cut by a mass of granodiorite which forms most of Mount Eielson and which was intruded probably in late Mesozoic time. The intrusive has sent a multitude of dik… more
Date: 1933
Creator: Reed, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Lode Deposits of the Fairbanks District, Alaska

Description: From abstract: To help the mining industry of Alaska and to assist in the development of the mineral resources of the Territory have been the prime motives of the Geological Survey's investigations in Alaska during the past 35 years, in which nearly one half of the Territory has been covered by its reconnaissance and exploratory surveys. It was natural, therefore, that the Alaska Railroad, when it undertook intensive consideration of the problem of finding tonnage that would increase its revenu… more
Date: 1933
Creator: Hill, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Willow Creek Gold Lode District Alaska

Description: From abstract: The gold quartz veins of the Willow Creek district belong to the type of ore deposits that may be expected to continue downward for several thousand feet below the present surface. The veins occur in an essentially homogeneous quartz diorite intrusive mass, batholithic in form ; therefore, the composition of the wall rock plays practically no significant part in the distribution of gold within the veins. The veins were formed partly as fissure fillings and partly by replacement o… more
Date: 1933
Creator: Ray, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mineral industry of Alaska in 1934

Description: From Introduction: "The value of its mineral resources has long been recognized as a matter of concern in the welfare of every nation, and all wise governments almost from time immemorial have taken steps to find out about, utilize, and safeguard such of these natural resources as lie within their own boundaries or to acquire rights in those they need that lie outside those boundaries. Obviously one of these lines concerns itself with the record of present performance-how much of the different … more
Date: 1936
Creator: Smith, Philip S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Gypsiferous Deposits on Sheep Mountain, Alaska

Description: From abstract: Gypsum-bearing rocks crop out in Gypsum and Yellow Jacket Gulches, on Sheep Mountain, which is about 90 miles northeast of Anchorage, Alaska. The gypsiferous rock occurs in deposits of irregular shape in the greenstone. Both the gypsiferous rock and the greenstone are hydrothermal alteration products of the volcanic rocks of Jurassic age which comprise the bulk of the mountain. Near-surface samples of the gypsiferous rock contained an average of 25 to 30 percent gypsum ; some con… more
Date: 1951
Creator: Eckhart, Richard A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nickel-Copper Deposits on the West Coast of Chichagof Island, Alaska

Description: From abstract: On the west coast of Chichagof Island, southeastern Alaska, are three nickel-copper deposits that consist of norite containing the sulfide minerals pyrrhotite, pentlandite, and chalcopyrite. The deposits are within less than a mile of each other and are, by water, 160 miles southwest of Juneau and 70 miles northwest of Sitka. The norite is part of a stock, about 5 square miles of which is above sea level. Other rocks of the stock are amphibolite, amphibolitic norite, gabbro, dior… more
Date: 1942
Creator: Pecora, W. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nickel-Copper Deposit at Snipe Bay, Baranof Island, Alaska

Description: Abstract: At Snipe Bay, on the outer coast of Baranof Island, about 46 miles southeast of Sitka in southeastern Alaska, is a nickelcopper deposit that consists of a mass of basic rock intruded into quartzite and quartz schist. Neither the size nor the grade of the deposit is adequately known. Natural exposures and those in a few prospect openings indicate that to an assumed depth of about 130 feet below the lowest point on the outcrop there is a reserve of about 430,000 tons of low-grade nickel… more
Date: 1942
Creator: Reed, John C. & Gates, George O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Antimony Deposits of the Stampede Creek Area, Kantishna District, Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Stampede Creek area lies about 120 miles southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska. It is most readily accessible by air during the summer and by tractor road during the winter. Since 1936 approximately 2,400 tons of shipping-grade antimony ore and concentrates, containing about 1,300 tons of metallic antimony, have been produced at the Stampede mine. The mine was closed down in the spring of 1941, principally because of the high cost of transportation. The area is underlain largely by … more
Date: 1942
Creator: White, Donald Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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