|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||LG|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-1|
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|Location and accuracy||The Cheyenne prospect is located about 1400 feet northwest of Cleary Summit along the Steese Highway, on the south side of the road; NE1/4NE1/4, sec. 36, T. 3 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.|
Geologic descriptionBy October of 1912, the prospect was known as the Vergil prospect and an 11 foot shaft had been sunk on base metal bearing mineralization which averaged $6.50 per ton in gold (0.3 ounces of gold per ton) and $4.50 per ton in silver (9 ounces of silver per ton). Smith (1913, B 525) was unable to determine the strike and dip of the prospect due to frost action on surface exposures. By 1916, the shaft was 14 feet deep with a short drift at the bottom on a 8-inch-wide, N 55 E, 15 SE shear zone. Mineralization consisted of stibnite with gold and silver credits, arsenopyrite and silver-bearing tetrahedrite. The shear zone was hosted in an iron oxide stained schist cut by numerous quartz stringers (Mertie, 1918). The Cheyenne prospect was examined as a possible source of antimony in 1942 but no additional exploration was conducted due to insufficient tonnage (Killeen and Mertie, 1951).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.444446060585, 65.0485765298643)|
|Mineral deposit model||Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).|
|Mineral deposit model number||22c|
|Workings or exploration||By 1916, the shaft was 14 feet deep with a short drift at the bottom (Mertie, 1918). There has apparently been little work since.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Freeman, C.J., 1992, 1991 Golden Summit project final report, volume 2: Historical summary of lode mines and prospects in the Golden Summit project area, Alaska: Avalon Development Corp., 159 p. (Report held by Freegold Recovery Inc. USA, Vancouver, British Columbia.)
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.
Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1918, Lode mining in the Fairbanks district, in Brooks, A.H., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska, report on progress of investigations in 1916: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 662, p. 403-424.
Smith, P.S., 1913, Lode mining near Fairbanks, in Prindle, L.M., A geologic reconnaissance of the Fairbanks quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 525, p. 153-216.
|Reporters||C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||5/4/1999|