Leidy

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 64.984
Longitude -147.46
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Location and accuracy The Leidy prospect, in the NE1/4, SW1/4, sec. 24, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., Fairbanks Meridian, is beside the road on the north side of Gilmore Creek, about a quarter of a mile west of the mouth of Tom Creek.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A shaft was sunk 40 feet on a glassy quartz vein. The vein strikes N. 70 W. and dips 50 N. The bedrock is schist with a thin covering of placer gravel. The ground had been sluiced and it is possible that gold was from a placer rather than a lode deposit (Hill, 1933, p. 155).
Geologic map unit (-147.462438580305, 64.9835755306056)
Mineral deposit model Schist-hosted gold-quartz vein?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A shaft was sunk 40 feet on a glassy quartz vein that was found when the ground was sluiced during placer mining (Hill, 1933, p. 155).
Indication of production None

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