Unnamed (on Fairbanks Creek)

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Ag
Ore minerals gold; silver

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.065
Longitude -147.303
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 50; NE1/4NE1/4 sec. 27, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The prospect is along Fairbanks Creek about 1/4 mile upstream of the mouth of Too Much Gold Creek. Accuracy is within 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Mineralized schist, opened by a short tunnel, carries 0.2 ounces of gold per ton and 60 ounces of silver per ton (Smith, 1913; B 525). Quartz stringers carry gold, but no silver. Bedrock is mainly schist (Cobb, 1976; OFR 76-633).
Geologic map unit (-147.305447290267, 65.0645792512138)
Mineral deposit model Gold-quartz vein.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A short tunnel was excavated in the mineralized schist (Smith, 1913; B 525).
Indication of production Undetermined