Queen

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 65.083
Longitude -147.233
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Location and accuracy The Queen prospect is located on the divide between Crane Creek and Alder Creek; it is approximately 2.5 miles west, southwest of Coffee Dome in SW1/4 sec. 18, T. 3 N., R. 3 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

By late 1912, a 100-foot-deep inclined shaft had been sunk on a northeast shear zone that dipped 45 N.; it contained antimony-oxide-stained quartz and gouge. The shear zone is 6 feet wide at the surface and steepens to vertical at 100 feet. By October 1912, a second shaft, located 100 feet northwest of the old shaft, was down 20 feet. The shear contained free-milling gold but no assay information is available. By 1913, this prospect consisted of a short shaft and a 100-foot inclined shaft with an 18-inch-wide quartz-bearing shear zone exposed about 30 feet from the top of the incline. This shear is cut off by a fault striking N 70 W and dipping 33 NE (Chapin, 1914). The fault cuts the shear at a low angle and was followed by the incline to its full 100 foot depth. The prospect was not being explored in 1913 and no information is available on the grade or character of the mineralization.
Geologic map unit (-147.235448555866, 65.0825811308114)
Mineral deposit model Gold and antimony-bearing quartz shear zones.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration By late 1912, a 100-foot-deep inclined shaft had been sunk on a northeast shear zone that dipped 45 N; it contained antimony-oxide-stained quartz and gouge. The shear zone is 6 feet wide at the surface and steepens to vertical at 100 feet. By October 1912, a second shaft, located 100 feet northwest of the old shaft, was down 20 feet. By 1913, this prospect consisted of a short shaft and a 100-foot inclined shaft with an 18-inch-wide quartz-bearing shear zone exposed about 30 feet from the top of the incline. This shear is cut off by a fault oriented N 70 W, 33 NE (Chapin, 1914). The fault cuts the shear at a low angle and was followed by the incline to its full 100-foot depth.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The Queen prospect was staked in 1910 by Ross Patton (Times Publishing Company, 1912).

References

References

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.)
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