|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||LG|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-1|
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|Location and accuracy||Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 28; NE1/4 sec. 35, T. 3 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The Thompson prospect is near the head of Last Chance Creek, about 1.2 miles northeast of Pedro Dome, at an elevation of 1,775 feet. Accuracy is within 1,500 feet.|
Geologic descriptionBy 1912, prospect pits revealed gold-bearing quartz rubble (Smith, 1913; B 525). A 15-foot vertical shaft was sunk on a 2-foot-wide shear zone in 1913; about 40 feet below the collar of the shaft, a 100-foot drift was driven parallel to the shear zone. A 20-foot cross-cut from this adit intersected a 5-inch-thick quartz stringer but failed to intersect the 2-foot-wide shear zone found on the surface (Chapin, 1914). Both the quartz stringers and the black carbonaceous schist host rock contained gold.
|Geologic map unit||(-147.483446134593, 65.0505760976536)|
|Mineral deposit model||Auriferous quartz stringers and auriferous carbonaceous schist.|
|Workings or exploration||By 1912, prospect pits revealed gold bearing quartz rubble (Smith, 1913; B 525). A 15-foot vertical shaft was sunk on a 2-foot-wide shear zone in 1913; about 40 feet below the collar of the shaft, a 100-foot draft was driven parallel to the shear zone. A 20-foot cross-cut from this adit was driven to intersect a 5-inch-thick quartz stringer (Chapin, 1914).|
|Indication of production||None|
Chapin, Theodore, 1914, Lode mining near Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-J, p. 321-355.
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.
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.)
Hill, J.M., 1933, Lode deposits of the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 849-B, p. 29-163.
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|