|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||HE|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||D-2|
|Nearby scientific data||Find additional scientific data near this location|
|Location and accuracy||This prospect is at an elevation of about 4,900 feet on the south side of the drainage basin at the head of Kansas Creek, approximately 8 miles upstream from its mouth on the Wood River. It is approximately 2 miles southeast of VABM 7437 (Al). The map site is in sec. 19, T. 12 S., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1 mile. This is location 5 of Clark and Cobb (1972) and location 15 of Cox and others (1989).|
Geologic descriptionThis prospect is in the Lower Paleozoic or possibly Late Precambrian Birch Creek Schist, which consists of quartz-sericite schist, quartzite, and a few interbeds of massive marble (Wilson and others, 1998). Lower Tertiary and Upper Cretaceous granites intrude the metasedimentary rocks less than one mile to the south. The deposit consists of quartz lenses containing stibnite, minor galena, and sphalerite. The lenses are up to 6 feet thick and trend northeast. Samples contain as much as 63% antimony (Joesting, 1943).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.61232050133, 63.8595682062527)|
|Mineral deposit model||Simple Sb (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d)|
|Mineral deposit model number||27d|
|Age of mineralization||Probably Late Cretaceous or younger, assuming deposit is related to nearby granitic intrusive rocks.|
|Workings or exploration||Only surface workings. Samples contain as much as 63% antimony (Joesting, 1943).|
|Indication of production||None|
Berg, H.C., and Cobb, E.H., 1967, Metalliferous lode deposits of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1246, 254 p.
Brooks, A.H., 1911, The mining industry in 1910, in Brooks, A.K., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska, report on progress of investigations in 1910: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 480-B p. 21-43.
Capps, S.R., 1912, The Bonnifield region, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 501, 64 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Clark, A.L., and Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-394, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Cox, D.P., Light, T.D., Csejtey, Bela, Jr., and Campbell, D.L., 1989, Mineral resource assessment map of the Healy quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map, MF-2058-A, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Ebbley, Norman, Jr., and Wright, W.S., 1948, Antimony deposits in Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 4173, 41 p.
Joesting, H.R., 1942, Antimony and tungsten deposits in the Fairbanks and adjacent districts: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 194-11, 26 p.
Joesting, H.R., 1943, Strategic mineral occurrences in interior Alaska, supplement to pamphlet No. 1: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Pamphlet 2, 31 p.
|Reporters||N. Van Wyck (Stevens Exploration Management Corporation)|
|Last report date||4/7/2000|