Bellows Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Sb
Ore minerals arsenopyrite; gold; stibnite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.051
Longitude -147.351
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Location and accuracy The Bellows Creek prospect is located near the confluence of Bear Creek and Bellows Creek; SW1/4NE1/4 sec. 33, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The Bellows Creek prospect was discovered by Roudolph Vetter and Mike Marley in June 1983. During that year, a dozer trench excavated on a geochemical anomaly exposed a shear zone containing free gold, stibnite, arsenopyrite, and fine grained boulangerite and jamesonite. The mineralization is hosted by quartz mica schist and quartzite of the Fairbanks Schist. The shear zone is approximately 2 feet wide, trends east-west and dips 45 N (R. Vetter, oral communication, 1992). Assays showed gold grades up to 0.5 ounces of gold per ton.
Geologic map unit (-147.35344626922, 65.0505779114019)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c).
Mineral deposit model number 22c

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A dozer trench excavated on a geochemical anomaly exposed an auriferous shear zone (R. Vetter, oral communication, 1992).
Indication of production None


MRDS Number 10307737


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.)
Reporters C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)
Last report date 5/4/1999