White Elephant

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag
Other commodities Pb
Ore minerals argentiferous galena; pyrite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.036
Longitude -147.442
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 34; NE1/4 sec. 1, T. 2 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This deposit is near the head of Twin Creek on the hillside east of the creek. Accuracy is within 1,500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

A 20-foot adit had been driven on a flat-lying massive sulfide lens which is parallel to the enclosing schists (Chapin, 1914). A five-inch-thick lens of this material was milled and reportedly contained significant silver values. Sulfide minerals include galena and pyrite which are oxidized to iron-oxide and lead-oxide. The adit was caved and inaccessible by 1931 (Hill, 1933).
Geologic map unit (-147.444444602118, 65.0355763476973)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic carbonate replacement.
Alteration of deposit Galena has oxidized to cerussite and a mixture of lead-oxide and limonite.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A 20-foot adit had been driven but was caved by 1931 (Hill, 1933).
Indication of production Yes; small