Prospects, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Sb
Ore minerals arsenopyrite; gold; pyrite; stibnite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-2
Latitude 65.022
Longitude -147.501
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 26; NW1/4NW1/4 sec. 11, T. 2 N., R. 1 W., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The Hoover prospect is located on both sides of Granite Creek about three quarters of a mile above the mouth; it is about one mile south of Pedro Dome. Accuracy is within 1,500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Chapin (1914, p. 347-348) reported that this site consists of three lode prospects. One is a brecciated zone in schist with quartz stringers carrying pyrite and arsenopyrite. The second is a 50-foot zone of quartz, horses of schist, and gouge with pyrite and arsenopyrite in the quartz and schist. The third prospect is quartz carrying pyrite, arsenopyrite and free gold. Dump samples contained stibnite, pyrite and arsenopyrite mixed with schist (Hill, 1933).
Geologic map unit (-147.503442662409, 65.0215755517859)
Mineral deposit model Gold-quartz vein.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Chapin (1914) reported a 14-foot shaft on the third lode; a 390-foot tunnel driven to intersect the third lode crossed the other two lodes in route. The workings were caved in 1931 (Hill, 1933).
Indication of production Undetermined


MRDS Number A015420


Reporters C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 5/4/1999