Mine, 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-3
Latitude 64.878
Longitude -148.006
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Location and accuracy The exact location of the Lincoln mine is not known, but it was reported to be at the head of Happy Creek on the right limit (Reed, 1938, p. 15). The location is only known to within about one-half mile; it is probably in the NW1/4 sec. 32, T. 1 N. R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

In 1938, an 8-inch vein, oriented N. 30 E., dipping 75 W., was exposed by a 37-foot shaft (Reed, 1938, p. 15). About 8 tons of ore were mined but not milled from this shaft. Grab samples of the ore had a value of $160 in gold per ton (about 4.57 ounces of gold per ton) (Reed, 1938, p. 15). This prospect is in quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist of the Fairbanks Schist; biotite schist of the Muskox sequence lays to the northwest (Newberry and others, 1996).
Geologic map unit (-148.008430667688, 64.8775637368554)
Mineral deposit model Schist-hosted gold-quartz vein

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration In 1938, a 37-foot shaft was sunk (Reed, 1938, p. 15).
Indication of production None
Production notes By 1938, about 8 tons of ore were mined but not milled (Reed, 1938, p. 15).