|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. 43; NE1/4SW1/4 sec. 20, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. This deposit is on the ridge between Wolf Creek and Chatham Creek at an elevation of 1,850 feet. Accuracy is within 1,500 feet.|
Geologic descriptionBy 1912, two areas of low grade gold mineralization were exposed (Times Publishing Company, 1912). One area consisted of a 3- to 6-inch-wide, iron-oxide-cemented breccia exposed in a short tunnel. Small amounts of free gold could be panned from this material (Smith, 1913; B 525). This mineralization is flat-lying and appeared to be a capping rather than a shear zone. The second occurrence on the Sky High prospect is 14 feet wide and is accessed by a 15 foot deep shaft. The gold content of this occurrence was not considered to be of commercial grade in 1912 (Smith, 1913; B 525).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.398449052552, 65.0745775156664)|
|Mineral deposit model||Gold mineralization in iron-oxide cemented breccia.|
|Workings or exploration||Workings consist of a short tunnel and a 15-foot-deep shaft.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe Sky High prospect, also known as the Quemboe number 2 claim, was discovered by Iver and John Quemboe, prior to 1912, by which time they had staked the Sky High claim.
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.)
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.
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|