|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. 42; SE1/4 sec. 30, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This occurrence is near the head of Tamarack Creek, about 1 mile northeast of Cleary Summit. Accuracy is within 3,000 feet.|
Geologic descriptionThis occurrence consists of small gold-bearing quartz veins in schist; the veins strike N 50 W and dip 28 S (Chapman and Foster, 1969). In October, 1932, an adit was driven to intersect three quartz-bearing shear zones previously found on the surface. In early February, 1933, the adit had been driven a distance of 550 feet (Pilgrim, 1933). At the 175 foot station of the adit, a one-inch-thick quartz veinlet was intersected. This stringer zone strikes N 48 W and dips 53 SW and carried a small amount of free gold. The adit intersects a second mineralized zone at the 240 foot station. This shear zone consists of barren brecciated schist and gouge. At the 380 foot station, the adit intersected a shear zone trending N 60 W and dipping 28 SW (Pilgrim, 1933; Stewart, 1933). This shear zone dips 45 SW at the surface. The shear contains a 5-inch-thick crushed quartz stockwork zone containing abundant free gold. The zone was iron-oxide stained and contained no visible sulfides.
|Geologic map unit||(-147.413446951073, 65.0555770048221)|
|Mineral deposit model||Gold-quartz vein.|
|Alteration of deposit||Iron oxide stains.|
|Workings or exploration||In October, 1932, an adit was driven to intersect three quartz-bearing shear zones previously found on the surface. In early February, 1933 the adit had been driven a distance of 550 feet (Pilgrim, 1933). Mineralized zones were encountered at the 175 foot, 240 foot, and 380 foot stations (Pilgrim, 1933).|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
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.)
Hill, J.M., 1933, Lode deposits of the Fairbanks district, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 849-B, p. 29-163.
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|