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 64.893
Longitude -147.972
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Location and accuracy The Macomb prospect is located in the SW1/4SW1/4 sec. 21, T. 1 N, R. 2 W. Fairbanks Meridian. This prospect consists of several claims that were staked on a vein on the north side of Saint Patrick Creek; it is approximately 2.5 miles east-northeast of the top of Ester Dome.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Hill (1933, p. 152) reported that several claims had been staked on a vein that strikes northeast and dips 60 SE. Two shafts were sunk, one 30 and the other 50 feet deep, but they were caved by 1931. Ore on the dump is crushed schist, gouge, and quartz. There is no information on its metal content.
Geologic map unit (-147.974432343803, 64.8925644990997)
Mineral deposit model Schist-hosted gold-quartz vein

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Two shafts were sunk, one to a depth of 30 feet and the other to 50 feet, but they were caved by 1931 (Hill, 1933).
Indication of production Undetermined
Production notes There is no information on production, if any.