Steese Highway

Occurrence, Inactive

Alternative names

Mile 17.5

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.02
Longitude -147.481
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is adjacent to mile marker 17.5 of the Steese Highway near the junction of Pedro and Twin Creeks; NW1/4NE1/4 sec. 11, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The following is an excerpt from Forbes and others (1968):
'A small pluton of quartz diorite is exposed in road cuts along the Steese Highway south of Granite Creek. The south border of the quartz diorite mass is strongly sheared, altered and iron-stained. Vein quartz, 0.5 feet thick, occurs in the gouge zone which trends N 87 W and dips steeply to the south. Gold values up to 2.70 ppm occur in the altered quartz diorite adjacent to the quartz vein, but decrease progressively away from the vein.'
Geologic map unit (-147.483442544651, 65.0195757493584)
Mineral deposit model Gold in altered quartz diorite adjacent to a quartz vein.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface samples taken.
Indication of production None