Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Sn
Other commodities Sn
Ore minerals cassiterite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale FB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-2
Latitude 64.974
Longitude -147.588
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Location and accuracy The Janiksela prospect is located in the SW1/4NE1/4 sec. 29, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., Fairbanks Meridian. This prospect is on the north side of Goldstream Creek about 1.3 miles northeast of the junction of the Steese and Elliott highways at Fox. The exact location is uncertain.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Cassiterite was reported, but Hill did not find any in the dump material in 1931 (Hill, 1933, p. 154). In 1931, two shafts were noted, but one was flooded and one was caved (Hill, 1933). The lode strikes east and apparently follows a contact between mica schist and black graphite schist. A mixture of quartz, feldspar, and mica on the dump suggests a pegmatite rather than a quartz vein (Hill, 1933, p. 154).
Geologic map unit (-147.590437978129, 64.9735722124561)
Mineral deposit model Tin-bearing pegmatite?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The prospect was explored by two shafts (Hill, 1933, p. 154). These workings were flooded or caved when visited in 1931.
Indication of production None