Hess and Burnett

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.057
Longitude -147.442
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Location and accuracy The Hess and Burnett prospect is located near the crest of the ridge between Willow Creek and Bedrock Creek, approximately one mile south of the Cleary Hill mine; NE1/4SE1/4 sec. 25, T. 3 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The date of discovery of the Hess and Burnett prospect is not known but samples collected from the prospect by Jack Burnett in May, 1910 assayed $85 per ton in silver (170 ounces of silver per ton) (Times Publishing Company, 1912). In late 1912 Jack Burnett and August Hess sunk a short shaft on the prospect but the shaft was flooded by the summer of 1913 (Chapin, 1914). No other published or private references to the Hess and Burnett prospect are known.
Geologic map unit (-147.444446958103, 65.0565766419671)
Mineral deposit model Silver-bearing vein.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration In late 1912, Jack Burnett and August Hess sunk a short shaft on the prospect but the shaft was flooded by the summer of 1913 (Chapin, 1914).
Indication of production Undetermined

References

MRDS Number 10307729

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.)
Times Publishing Company, 1912, Tanana Magazine, Quartz Edition: Fairbanks, Alaska, Times Publishing Company, 76 p.
Reporters C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 5/4/1999