Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale LG
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-1
Latitude 65.092
Longitude -147.192
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Location and accuracy Cobb (1972, MF-413), loc. 53; NW1/4 sec. 17, T. 3 N., R. 3 E., of the Fairbanks Meridian. The Eureka mine is on the ridge between Ginger and Walnut Creeks at an elevation of 2,000 feet. The location is marked by a prospect pit 1.5 miles north of Alder Creek Camp. Accuracy is within 1,000 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

This prospect was discovered in 1910 (Times Publishing Company, 1912). By 1911, a 50-foot-deep shaft had been sunk and an unspecified amount of gold ore had been custom milled at the Chena mill in Fairbanks (Brooks, 1912). The width of ore in the Eureka shaft was three feet. The prospect was inactive in 1912 (Smith, 1913; B 525). In 1969, Pilkington and others (1969) collected two samples of shear-zone quartz from the prospect. These samples contained 2.48 and 150 ppm gold (0.072 and 4.38 ounces of gold per ton, respectively).
Geologic map unit (-147.194448933053, 65.0915822940643)
Mineral deposit model Gold-quartz vein.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Brooks (1912) reported a 50 foot shaft.
Indication of production Yes; small
Production notes Some ore was milled in 1911 (Brooks, 1912).


MRDS Number A015465


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