|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. 37; SW1/4NW1/4 sec. 25, T. 3 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This prospect is at the head of Cleary Creek, at an elevation of 1,475 feet.|
Some stibnite and less pyrite occur in narrow quartz veins that branch through the metabasaltic country rock (Smith, 1913; B 525). By 1912, the adit was 400 feet long and had working drifts driven along the mineralized shear zones. Smith (1913, B 525) indicated the tunnel was caved in 1912 and the property had not reached the production stage, but that a road had been built from the tunnel to the main road to the north.The Steil prospect was examined as a possible source of antimony in 1942 but no additional exploration was conducted due to lack of indication of significant tonnage (Killeen and Mertie, 1951).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.469447333642, 65.0605763851905)|
|Mineral deposit model||Stibnite in quartz veins.|
|Workings or exploration||By 1912, an adit was 400 feet long and had working drifts along the mineralized shear zones. But, Smith (1913, B 525) indicated the tunnel was caved in 1912 and the property had not reached the production stage, but that a road had been built from the tunnel to the main road to the north.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe prospect was discovered prior to 1912 by Peter Steil and was one of the first adits driven in the Fairbanks district (Times Publishing Company, 1912).
Chapman, R.M., and Foster, R.L., 1969, Lode mines and prospects in the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 625-D, 25 p., 1 plate.
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.)
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.
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|