Sky High

Occurrence, Inactive

Alternative names

Quemboe #2

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.075
Longitude -147.396
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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 setting

Geologic description

By 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.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Workings consist of a short tunnel and a 15-foot-deep shaft.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The 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.