|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||FB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-3|
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|Location and accuracy||The Jennie C. mine is located in the SE1/4NW1/4 sec. 36, T. 1 N., R. 3 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The McQueen mine is on the ridge about 0.8 mile southwest of the top of Ester Dome along the road that extends southwest from the top of Ester Dome. This antimony-bearing lode was staked by R.W. McQueen in 1915, and the claim was located under the name of Jennie C. (Brooks, 1916 [B 649, p. 40]). Hill (1933, p. 157) refers to this mine as the McQueen property. Cobb (1976 [OFR 76-662, p. 163]) lists Black Diamond as another name used for the prospect. This mine is included in locality 4 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).|
Geologic descriptionBy 1915, a small pit had been dug on the prospect that exposed iron-stained quartz with stibnite in shoots and kidneys (Brooks, 1916 [B 649, p. 40-41]). The ore body strikes N. 50-70 W. and dips to the north (Brooks, 1916 [B 649]). The bedrock is Fairbanks Schist that consists of quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist (Newberry and others, 1996). Chapin (1919, p. 323) reported that the lode consisted of nearly solid stibnite with a little quartz. One sample from the ore dump contained 28.12 percent antimony (Killeen and Mertie, 1951, p. 12). A small amount of stibnite was mined during World War I when the workings consisted of two shafts and a tunnel (Killeen and Mertie, 1951).
|Geologic map unit||(-148.075431147349, 64.8725620350856)|
|Mineral deposit model||Simple Sb deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d)|
|Mineral deposit model number||27d|
|Workings or exploration||In 1951, workings consisted of two shafts and a tunnel (Killeen and Mertie, 1951).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||A small amount of stibnite was mined during World War I (Killeen and Mertie, 1951).|
Brooks, A.H., 1916, Mineral resources of Alaska, report on progress of investigations in 1915: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 642, 279 p.
Chapin, Theodore, 1919, Mining in the Fairbanks district: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 692-F, p. 321-327.
Chapman, R.M., and Foster, R.L., 1969, Lode mines and prospects in the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 625-D, 25 p., 1 plate.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-410, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-662, 174 p.
Ebbley, Norman, Jr., and Wright, W.S., 1948, Antimony deposits in Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 4173, 41 p.
Hill, J.M., 1933, Lode deposits of the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 849-B, p. 29-163.
Killeen, P.L., and Mertie, J.B., 1951, Antimony ore in the Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 51-46, 43 p.
Newberry, R.J., Bundtzen, T.K., Clautice, K.C., Combellick, R.A., Douglas, T., Laird, G.M., Liss, S.A., Pinney, D.S., Reifenstuhl, R.R., and Solie, D.N., 1996, Preliminary geologic map of the Fairbanks mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 96-16, 17 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
|Reporters||J.R. Guidetti Schaefer and C.J. Freeman (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||7/31/2001|