Unnamed (on Kansas Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Sb
Other commodities Pb; Zn
Ore minerals stibnite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale HE
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-2
Latitude 63.87
Longitude -147.79
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is at an elevation of about 2,700 feet on the northeast bank of Kansas Creek, approximately 2 miles upstream from its junction with Wood River. It is in sec. 17, T. 12 S., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1.5 miles. This is location 3 of Clark and Cobb (1972).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The prospect is in the Lower Paleozoic or possibly Upper Precambrian Birch Creek Schist, comprising quartz-sericite schist, quartzite, and a few interbeds of massive marble (Wilson and others, 1998). Locally, Lower Tertiary and Upper Cretaceous granites intrude the metasedimentary rocks. The deposit consists of quartz veins containing stibnite and minor galena and sphalerite. No gold and silver has been reported (Cobb, 1978; OFR 78-1062).
Geologic map unit (-147.792322684963, 63.8695640018418)
Mineral deposit model Simple Sb (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d)
Mineral deposit model number 27d
Age of mineralization Probably Late Cretaceous or younger.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface exploration and workings only.
Indication of production Undetermined
Reserve estimates It has been estimated that 200 tons of high grade antimony ore could be recovered from the deposit (Joesting, 1941).

References

MRDS Number D001937

References

Reporters N. Van Wyck (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)
Last report date 4/7/2000