Kellen

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Sb
Ore minerals gold; stibnite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.066
Longitude -147.334
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 48; NE1/4 sec. 27, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The Kellen prospect is on Fairbanks Creek, 1/4 to 1/2 mile above the mouth of Too Much Gold Creek.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Smith (1913, B 525) reported that the Kellen property had been prospected by a shaft and tunnel. The tunnel had been driven 80 feet northward in blocky schistose quartzite that dips 60 S. Some quartz stringers that were said to carry gold were intercepted by the tunnel, but they were too small to be mined. A shaft was sunk just above the north end of the tunnel and uncovered a narrow lode of crushed and recemented quartz. Stibnite was observed in irregular patches and was reported to be fairly common throughout the quartz; it showed the usual oxidation to secondary antimony oxides. The prospect did not produce prior to 1912 and contained only low gold values of unspecified grade (Smith, 1913; B 525).
The prospect was examined as a possible antimony producer in 1916 but contained insufficient grade to warrant additional exploration or development (Brooks, 1916; B 649). The prospect was examined as a possible antimony producer in 1942 but contained insufficient grade to warrant additional exploration or development (Killeen and Mertie, 1951). No ore has been produced at this property.
Geologic map unit (-147.336447716932, 65.0655785620378)
Alteration of deposit Stibnite oxidized to senarmontite and other antimony oxides.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Smith (1913; B 525) reported that the Kellen property had been prospected by a shaft and an 80-foot tunnel.
Indication of production None
Production notes No ore has been produced at this property.

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