|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; SW1/4 sec. 22, T. 3 N., R. 2 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The Perrault prospect is north of Fairbanks Creek and about 3/4 of a mile west of Too Much Gold Creek; it is at an elevation of 1,980 feet. Accuracy is within 1,500 feet.|
Gold is found in three or four nearly parallel veins of quartz enclosing masses of schist (Chapin, 1914, p. 329). Limonitic material taken from the dump is said to occur in veinlike bodies parallel to the quartz vein; it contains small amounts of both gold and silver (Chapin, 1914, p. 329). Narrow reticulating veinlets of stibnite occur in both quartz and schist, and yellow-green stains of antimony-oxide is abundant (Chapin, 1914, p. 329). The high grade portion of the shear zone was 2-feet-wide (Times Publishing Company, 1912, p. 22). The shear zone strikes N 80 W and dips 60 S. in quartz-mica schist (Chapin, 1914, p. 329).The prospect was examined in 1942 as a possible source of antimony but did not exhibit sufficient antimony mineralization to warrant further exploration or development (Killeen and Mertie, 1951).
|Geologic map unit||(-147.328448076291, 65.069578809472)|
|Mineral deposit model||Gold-quartz veins.|
|Alteration of deposit||Yellow-green stains of antimony-oxide are abundant (Chapin, 1914, p. 329).|
|Workings or exploration||George Perrault located the Minnie and Aroostook claims and made a surface opening on a lode striking N 80 W that dipped 60 S. Chapin (1914) reported that these workings were caved by 1913.|
|Indication of production||None|
Additional commentsThe prospect was discovered by George Perrault at some time prior to 1912 and consisted of the Minnie and Aroostook claims (Times Publishing Company, 1912; Chapman and Foster, 1969).
Chapin, Theodore, 1914, Lode mining near Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 592-J, p. 321-355.
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.
Times Publishing Company, 1912, Tanana Magazine, Quartz Edition: Fairbanks, Alaska, Times Publishing Company, 76 p.
|Reporters||C.J. Freeman, J.R. Guidetti Schaefer (Avalon Development Corporation)|
|Last report date||5/4/1999|