Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities W
Other commodities Au
Ore minerals gold; scheelite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale FB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-2
Latitude 64.951
Longitude -147.539
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Location and accuracy The Anderson occurrence is located near the southwest corner of sec. 34, T. 2 N., R. 1 W., Fairbanks Meridian, on the south side of Tungsten Gulch. This occurrence is approximately 1 mile southwest of Tungsten Hill and about 2.5 miles east of the town of Fox. This occurrence is included in locality 27 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]) and is locality 129b of Chapman and Foster (1969).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Anderson prospect is in mica schist of the Fairbanks Schist adjacent to a Cretaceous granite intrusion. Scheelite was found along the outer edge of a quartz vein in the schist; no scheelite was found within the vein or within the schist (Mertie, 1917, p. 424). The quartz vein is oriented N. 50 E., 55 NW.; the foliation of the the schist is N. 60 E., 20 W. (Mertie, 1917, p. 424). White and others (1952) reported sheared quartz veins that contained gold and several common sulfides in the in the granitic rock.
Geologic map unit (-147.541434988307, 64.9505735753653)
Mineral deposit model W skarn deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 14a)
Mineral deposit model number 14a

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface exposure only.
Indication of production None