Golden Bell

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-6
Latitude 63.04
Longitude -149.94
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Location and accuracy The Golden Bell placer gold prospect is on upper Partin Creek. The map site is in the NE1/4 of sec. 1, T. 22 S., R. 13 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This is location E-38 of Balen (1990: OFR 34-90).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Golden Bell placer gold prospect is on upper Partin Creek. The creek drains Upper Triassic limestone and basalt, Upper Devonian sheared serpentinite, basalt, and chert, and Lower Jurassic and Uper Triassic redbed sandstones (Wilson and others, 1998). These strata are cut by several generations of veins probably related to Upper Cretaceous to Lower Tertiary plutons in the area. It is probable that the placer gold was derived from the erosion of the veins, but the hostrocks of the veins can not be discounted as a gold source.
Geologic map unit (-149.942283442056, 63.0395162250132)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a
Age of mineralization Quaternary.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The placer was discovered in 1973, but there has been little more than surface exploration since then.
Indication of production None