|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||FB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-3|
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|Location and accuracy||The Ready Bullion Creek mine is located in the W1/2 sec. 6, and N1/2 sec. 6, T. 1 S., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The coordinates given are for the mine marked along Ready Bullion Creek on the Fairbanks (D-3) SE topographic map, the site of recent mining. However, Ready Bullion Creek has been extensively mined from its mouth for at least a mile upstream. This mine is locality 44 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).|
Geologic descriptionReady Bullion Creek drains an area underlain by quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist of the Fairbanks Schist and amphibolite and biotite schist of the Muskox sequence (Newberry and others, 1996). Placer gravels were reported to be as much as 80 feet deep (Prindle and Katz, 1913, p. 110). The creek was mined from 1907 to 1914 with production well over 25,000 ounces of gold (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662]). Ready Bullion Creek has been mined to the present however there is little record of the details. Recent mining has been concentrated on upper Ready Bullion Creek, notably at the site shown on the current Fairbanks (D-3) SE topographic map.
|Geologic map unit||(-148.039428958851, 64.8575628190347)|
|Mineral deposit model||Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)|
|Mineral deposit model number||39a|
|Age of mineralization||Quaternary placer.|
|Workings or exploration||The creek was placer mined from 1907 to 1914 (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662]), and more recently, as indicated by workings marked on the Fairbanks (D-3) SE topographic map. In 1996, R.B. Gravel Co. (Jerry Hassel) mined a paystreak along Ready Bullion Creek (Swainbank and others, 1997, p. 26).|
|Indication of production||Yes; medium|
|Production notes||The creek was mined from 1907 to 1914 with production well over 25,000 fine ounces (Cobb, 1976, OFR 76-662). There is no production information available for more recent mining which has continued inermittently to the present.|
Chapin, Theodore, 1914, Lode mining near Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-J, p. 321-355.
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.
Eakin, H M., 1915, Mining in the Fairbanks district: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 622-G, p. 229-238.
Ellsworth, C.E., 1910, Placer mining in the Yukon-Tanana region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 442-F, p. 230-245.
Ellsworth, C.E., 1912, Placer mining in the Fairbanks and Circle Disctricts: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 520-H, p. 240-245.
Ellsworth, C.E., and Davenport, R.W., 1913, Placer mining in the Yukon-Tanana region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 542-F, p. 203-222.
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.
Prindle, L.M., 1908, The Fairbanks and Rampart quadrangles, Yukon-Tanana region, Alaska, with a section on the Rampart placers, by F.L. Hess, and a paper on the water supply of the Fairbanks region, by C.C. Covert: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 337, 102 p.
Prindle, L.M., and Katz, F.J., 1913, Detailed description of the Fairbanks district, in Prindle, L.M., A geologic reconnaissance of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 525, p. 59-152.
|Reporters||J.R. Guidetti Schaefer and C.J. Freeman (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||7/31/2001|