|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. 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.|
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.|
|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.|
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.)
Killeen, P.L., and Mertie, J.B., 1951, Antimony ore in the Fairbanks District, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 51-46, 43 p.
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.
|Reporters||C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||5/4/1999|