|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||FB|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-2|
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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 descriptionAn 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.|
|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.|
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.
|Reporters||J.R. Guidetti Schaefer and C.J. Freeman (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||7/31/2001|