|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||LG|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-2|
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|Location and accuracy||Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 10; NW1/4SW1/4 sec. 15, T. 2 N., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The coordinates given are for a shaft along Independence Gulch, about a mile east of Scrafford mine. Accuracy is within 1,500 feet.|
Geologic descriptionHill (1933, p. 157) describes this antimony mine as consisting of lenses of massive stibnite in crushed schist with some pyrite. The ore is in a clay-rich gouge in brecciated quartz and schist. The ore zone strikes N 80 E and dips 45 S. This is the eastern extension of the Scrafford mine stibnite zone. A sample of stibnite ore from the Goodwin mine dump contained 32.95% Sb (Killeen and Mertie, 1951, p. 12). Workings consisted of an 85-foot inclined shaft and a 60-foot tunnel (Hill, 1933, p. 157).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.731441970375, 65.0005694817358)|
|Mineral deposit model||Quartz-stibnite vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d).|
|Mineral deposit model number||27d|
|Workings or exploration||
Workings consisted of an 85-foot inclined shaft and a 60-foot tunnel (Hill, 1933, p. 157).In 2016, the Treasure Creek Partnership consolidated three, separately owned properties, including numerous prospects and occurrences (LG038; LG039; FB074; FB075; FB076; FB077; FB078; FB079; FB080; FB081) in the Treasure and Any Creek watersheds that potentially host plutonic-related, lode-gold mineralization contained in shear zones north of Fairbanks. Exploration activity in 2016 included conducting field work and reviewing and updating 1990s-era exploration information (Athey and Werdon, 2017).
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||Hill (1933, p. 157) reported that ore was mined and shipped in 1916, but the amount is not known. Mulligan (1974, p. 12) reported development and an unknown amount of production in 1968-69.|
Chapman, R.M., and Foster, R.L., 1969, Lode mines and prospects in the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 625-D, 25 p., 1 plate.
Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-413, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Cobb, E.H., 1976, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Livengood quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 76-819, 241 p.
Hill, J.M., 1933, Lode deposits of the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 849-B, p. 29-163.
Joesting, H.R., 1943, Strategic mineral occurrences in interior Alaska, supplement to pamphlet No. 1: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Pamphlet 2, 31 p.
Killeen, P.L., and Mertie, J.B., 1951, Antimony ore in the Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 51-46, 43 p.
Mulligan, J.J., 1974, Mineral resources of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline corridor: U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8626, 24 p., 9 sheets, scale 1:250,000.
Smith, S.S., 1917, The mining industry in the territory of Alaska during the calendar year 1916: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 153, 89 p.
|Reporters||C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation); M.B. Werdon (DGGS)|
|Last report date||8/26/2017|