Unnamed (head of Eva Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale FB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-2
Latitude 64.872
Longitude -148.019
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Location and accuracy This prospect is near the head of Eva Creek at an elevation of about 1,600 feet in the SE1/4 NE1/4 sec. 31, T. 1 N., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The prospect is about 1.7 miles north of the town of Ester.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A 60-foot shaft was sunk on a quartz vein carrying considerable stibnite and disseminated sulfides (Smith, 1913 [B 525, p. 208]). The quartz is fine-grained, granular, and has a grayish color; visible gold was reported to be fairly common. Bedrock in the area was mapped as biotite schist of the Muskox sequence by Newberry and others (1996). Thomas (1947) reported that approximately 1,500 feet of surface trenching has been done on the property but that no veins or mineralized zones were discovered. They did discover four flat-lying faults in mica schist. These faults were filled with white talc gouge. All underground workings on the property are caved and inaccessible.
Geologic map unit (-148.021430194861, 64.8715633586344)
Mineral deposit model Schist-hosted gold-quartz vein

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A 60-foot shaft was sunk on a quartz vein (Smith, 1913 [B 525, p. 208]).
Indication of production Undetermined
Production notes About 1,000 tons of gold ore was mined from this property (Thomas, 1947).