Last Chance Creek

Mine, 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 64.991
Longitude -147.217
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Location and accuracy The Last Chance Creek mine is located in sec. 19, T. 2 N., R. 3 E., Fairbanks Meridian. This placer mine is marked in the headwaters of Last Chance Creek on the Fairbanks D-1 topographic map. The mine is about 4.3 miles east-northeast of the top of Gilmore Dome. The mine is locality 61 of Cobb (1972 [MF 410]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Bedrock in the Last Chance Creek drainage is Fairbanks Schist that consists of quartz-muscovite schist, quartzite, and chlorite-quartz schist (Newberry and others, 1996). Placer mining took place from 1911 to 1914 and in 1925 and 1926 (Cobb, 1976 [OFR 76-662, p. 73]; Wimmler, 1925 [ATDM MR 195-8, p. 52]; Wimmler, 1926 [ATDM MR 195-11, p. 57]).
Geologic map unit (-147.219437387462, 64.9905805193358)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary placer.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Placer mining took place from 1911 to 1914, and hydraulic mining was reported in 1925 and 1926 (Wimmler, 1925 [ATDM MR 195-8, p. 52]; Wimmler, 1926 [ATDM MR 195-11, p. 57]).
Indication of production Yes; small


MRDS Number A015341


Reporters J.R. Guidetti Schaefer and C.J. Freeman (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 7/31/2001