|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||LG|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||A-1|
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|Location and accuracy||The Stepovich Mine is near the junction of Bedrock Creek and Cleary Creek; it is in the SE1/4SE1/4 sec. 24, T. 3 N., R. 1 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The location is accurate.|
Note: As of 2008, this site and several others in the vicinity are being explored as a single entity by Freegold Ventures Inc. (Freeman, 2008) Considerable new mineralization has been discovered that indicates this is part of a larger mineralized system that is described as a separate ARDF site (LG205).On August 26, 1910, 2.5 tons of ore from the Stepovich prospect yielded $700 in gold (13.5 ounces of gold per ton) (Times Publishing Company, 1912). The only other reference to the Stepovich Mine is a map location shown by Chapin in 1914.
|Geologic map unit||(-147.447048028859, 65.0661767429194)|
|Mineral deposit model||Gold-quartz vein.|
|Age of mineralization||Probably about 90 Ma based on analogy with similar gold deposits nearby.|
|Workings or exploration||Some work in 1910-1912.|
|Indication of production||Yes; small|
|Production notes||On August 26, 1910, 2.5 tons of ore from the Stepovich prospect yielded $700 in gold (13.5 ounces of gold per ton) (Times Publishing Company, 1912).|
Chapin, Theodore, 1914, Lode mining near Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-J, p. 321-355.
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.)
Freeman, C.J., 2008, Executive summary report for the Golden Summit project, Fairbanks Mining District, Alaska: Unpublished Technical Report for Freegold Ventures Ltd., 112 p. (posted on www.sedar.com, March 31, 2008).
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); D.J. Grybeck (Port Ludlow, WA)|
|Last report date||6/5/2008|