Unnamed (on Albion Creek)

Prospect, Active

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities As
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale BN
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-4
Latitude 65.0232
Longitude -163.7217
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is at the head of Albion Creek, a short tributary near the head of Ophir Creek. It is about 8.9 miles north-northwest of Council and about 0.3 mile west of the center of section 27, T.5 S., R. 25 W. The location is accurate to within a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

In 2010, Millrock Resources in a joint venture with Kinross Gold Corp. drilled 17 holes less than 120 meters deep on a gold-arsenic soil anomaly in gold and arsenic that extends over a 900 by 2,000 meter area (Millrock Resources, 2010). The anomaly and drilling coincided with what in the headwaters of Albion Creek (BN 103) may be a residual placer over lode mineralization. The drill holes began and ended in calcareous schist of the Precambrian or Paleozoic Nome Group. Two of the holes intersected mineralization. The best intercepts were 15 feet that assayed 1.42 grams of gold per tonne and 30 feet that assayed 2.01 grams of gold per tonne.
Geologic map unit (-163.724325516373, 65.0224740181197)
Mineral deposit model Gold-quartz vein? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a?).
Mineral deposit model number 36a?
Age of mineralization No information other than the host rocks are Precambrian or Paleozoic.
Alteration of deposit Note noted.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Covered by a extensive geochemical survey. In 2010, Millrock Resources in a joint venture with Kinross Gold Corp. drilled 17 holes less than 120 meters deep on a likely residual gold placer that coincides with a strong gold-arsenic geochemical anomaly (Millrock Resources, 2010).
Indication of production None
Reserve estimates None.
Production notes None.

References

References

Millrock Resources Inc., 2010, Millrock and Kinross report results from drill program and surface geochemical surveys at Council gold project, Alaska:http://www.millrockresources.com/news/millrock_and_kinross_report_results_from_drill_program_and_surface_geochemi/ (News release, Oct. 22, 2010).
Reporters D.J. Grybeck (Contractor, USGS)
Last report date 2/28/2011