|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. 22; SE1/4SW1/4 sec. 28, T. 3 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This deposit is on the divide between Spruce and Little Eldorado Creeks at an elevation of about 1,600 feet. Accuracy is within 2,500 feet. The Hindenberg zone is now within the main orebody of the True North prospect (ARDF no. LG055).|
The Hindenberg zone is now within the main orebody of the True North prospect (ARDF no. LG055). At least two veins have been worked for stibnite. One strikes N 40 E, dips 68 SE; and the other strikes N 65 E and dips 74 W. Hill (1933) described three shallow shafts on a vein that strikes about east. The ore on the dump is badly crushed, iron- and manganese-stained quartz carrying stibnite and arsenopyrite. Killeen and Mertie (1951), reported a sample of stibnite ore containing 57.76% Sb.The Hindenberg claim was worked for stibnite in 1916 and the Ohio claim was mined in 1918 (Mertie, 1918; Martin, 1920). Two hundred tons of ore was reported to have been shipped from the Hindenberg claim (Mertie, 1918). 16.5 tons of ore containing 38.5% Sb sold in 1942 (Joesting, 1943).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.560447031581, 65.0525738090173)|
|Mineral deposit model||Stibnite vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d).|
|Mineral deposit model number||27d|
|Alteration of deposit||Quartz is iron and manganese stained.|
|Workings or exploration||Over 500 feet of tunnel and other workings (Killeen and Mertie, 1951). In 1916, workings consisted of a shaft 25 feet deep, with drifts from the bottom (Mertie, 1918). The Hindenberg zone is now within the main orebody of the True North prospect (ARDF no. LG055).|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||During WWI, two hundred tons of ore was reported to have been shipped from the Hindenberg claim (Mertie, 1918); 16.5 tons of ore containing 38.5% Sb were sold in 1942 (Joesting, 1943).|
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.
Ebbley, Norman, Jr., and Wright, W.S., 1948, Antimony deposits in Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Mines Report of Investigations 4173, 41 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., 1942, Strategic mineral occurrences in interior Alaska: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Pamphlet 1, 50 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.
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.
Martin, G.C., 1920, The Alaska mining industry in 1918: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 712-A, p. 1-52.
|Reporters||C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||5/4/1999|