RV

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals arsenopyrite; gold; stibnite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.057
Longitude -147.463
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Location and accuracy The RV prospect is located 800 feet northeast of the Newsboy mine on the divide between Cleary Creek and Last Chance Creek; NE1/4SW1/4 sec. 25, T. 3 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The shear zone contains 10 inches of crushed to massive quartz, with gold, arsenopyrite, and stibnite. The shear strikes N 79 E and dips 60 S. The shear is parallel to and north of a small granite porphyry dike but its relationship to the dike is not known. By 1931, a shaft had been sunk 15 feet with 30 feet of drift extending to the west (Hill, 1933). Pilgrim (1933) states that surface exposures on this prospect produced 35 tons of ore prior to 1932. This material averaged $35 per ton in gold (1.7 ounces of gold per ton).
Geologic map unit (-147.465446888812, 65.056576385174)
Mineral deposit model Gold-quartz vein.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration By 1931, a shaft had been sunk 15 feet with 30 feet of drift extending to the west (Hill, 1933).
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Pilgrim (1933) states that surface exposures on this prospect produced 35 tons of ore prior to 1932. This material averaged $35 per ton in gold (1.7 ounces of gold per ton).

References

MRDS Number 10307726

References

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.)
Pilgrim, E.R., 1933, Progress of lode mining in interior Alaska, 1932: Alaska Territorial Department of Mines Miscellaneous Report 194-4, 11 p.
Reporters C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 5/4/1999