Prospect, Inactive

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-1
Latitude 64.965
Longitude -147.497
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
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 setting

Geologic description

Small 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

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration There is no report on the extent of workings or exploration, if any.
Indication of production Undetermined