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|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-1|
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|Location and accuracy||The Woodpecker prospect is located in the SW1/4SW1/4 sec. 26, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., Fairbanks Meridian. This prospect is on the west side of Rose Creek about one-quarter of a mile above the mouth of Evening Star Creek; it is about 1.4 miles east-southeast of the junction of the Steese Highway and the Gilmore Creek road. The prospect is included in locality 30 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).|
Geologic descriptionSmall quantities of gold were found in weathered granite (Chapin, 1914 [B 592-J, p. 346]). Seams of quartz and quartz-feldspar rock within the granite were reported; however, it is unclear whether the gold was associated with the quartz. This prospect lies on the western edge of a Cretaceous granite that intrudes two units of the Fairbanks Schist that are composed of (1) quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist, and (2) amphibolite, magnetite-rich biotite schist, quartz schist, and marble (Newberry and others, 1996).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.49943620052, 64.9645749564146)|
|Mineral deposit model||Gold in porphyritic granite|
|Workings or exploration||There is no report on the extent of workings or exploration, if any.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
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.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-662, 174 p.
Mulligan, J.J., 1974, Mineral resources of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline corridor: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8626, 24 p., 9 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Newberry, R.J., Bundtzen, T.K., Clautice, K.C., Combellick, R.A., Douglas, T., Laird, G.M., Liss, S.A., Pinney, D.S., Reifenstuhl, R.R., and Solie, D.N., 1996, Preliminary geologic map of the Fairbanks mining district, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 96-16, 17 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
|Reporters||J.R. Guidetti Schaefer and C.J. Freeman (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||7/31/2001|