Crown Point

Prospect, Inactive

Alternative names


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 64.858
Longitude -147.999
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Location and accuracy The Crown Point prospect is located in the SE1/4NW1/4 sec. 5, T. 1 S., R. 2 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The prospect is on the east slope of Eva Creek, about three-quarters of a mile north of Ester Creek and about 0.9 mile northeast of the town of Ester. The mine is included in locality 19 of CObb (1972 [MF 410]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

An inclined shaft was driven 20 feet along two narrow quartz veins that were parallel to joints in schist (Chapin, 1914 [B 592-J, p. 353]). The two veins, 2 inches and 0.5 inch thick, respectively, are oriented N. 40 W., dip 65 SW., and are separated by 4 feet of chloritic schist. The adjoining schist is altered to clay. Specks of visible gold were found in the quartz and the wall rock was said to contain a little gold (Chapin, 1914 [B 592-J, p. 353]).
Geologic map unit (-148.001428411764, 64.857563738445)
Mineral deposit model Schist-hosted gold-quartz vein
Alteration of deposit The schist next to the veins has been altered to clay.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Two thin gold-quartz veins were explored by a 20-foot inclined shaft (Chapin, 1914 [B 592-J, p. 353]).
Indication of production Undetermined
Production notes There is no information available on production.