Miller House

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals arsenopyrite; fe-oxides; gold; pyrite
Gangue minerals zircon

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale CI
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-3
Latitude 65.525
Longitude -145.247
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Location and accuracy The location is a road cut along the Steese Highway, near Miller House.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This site contains massive to disseminated arsenopyrite in four large and four small iron-stained shear zones. Zones over 150 meters long occur in middle Paleozoic or older schist of the Yukon-Tanana terrane. Intense alteration occurs along the zones. Grab samples contain up to 3.9 grams per ton Au (Menzie and others, 1983; Nokleberg and others, 1987).
Geologic map unit (-145.24946143191, 65.5246286909042)
Mineral deposit model Auriferous arsenopyrite along altered shear zones.
Alteration of deposit Significant amount of Fe-oxide.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface samples collected and analyzed.
Indication of production None


MRDS Number A012260


Reporters C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer, A.S. Clements (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 9/9/1998