Home Lode

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Sb
Ore minerals limonite; stibiconite; stibnite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale MM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 63.5996
Longitude -150.7521
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Location and accuracy The Home Lode (Cobb, 1980 [OFR 80-363]) prospect is at an elevation of about 2500 feet on the south side of the valley of Crevice Creek. It is about 0.1 mile southeast of the center of section 24, T. 15 S., R. 17 W., Fairbanks Meridian. The location is approximate; it probably is accurate within 0.2 mile. The prospect is location 23 of Cobb (1972 [MF 366]), 51a of Bundtzen, Smith, and Tosdal (1976), 227 of Hawley and Associates (1978), 63a of Bundtzen (1981), and 73 of Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury (1984).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks in the area of the Home Lode prospect are micaceous schist and quartzite of the upper Precambrian Birch Creek Schist (Bundtzen, 1981) The schist strikes NE and dips W (Thornsberry, McKee, and Salisbury, 1984). The deposit consists of a brecciated quartz vein that is cemented by a second generation of quartz containing small amounts of stibnite (Wells, 1933, p. 377). The quartz is stained with iron oxides and with a yellow secondary antimony mineral, probably stibiconite. No assays have been made public.
Geologic map unit (-150.754387336955, 63.5990981500027)
Mineral deposit model Simple stibnite deposit (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 27d).
Mineral deposit model number 27d
Age of mineralization The deposit is assumed to be Eocene (see record MM091).
Alteration of deposit Oxidation of iron and antimony minerals.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration The Home Lode was discovered and staked by William Julian, a miner who prospected in the Caribou Creek area for many years. When the prospect was visited by Wells (1933) in 1931, the pits were sloughed. The prospect may not have been visited since then.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

The prospect is in Denali National Park and Preserve.

References

MRDS Number A011224

References

Bundtzen, T.K., 1981, Geology and mineral deposits of the Kantishna Hills, Mt. McKinley quadrangle, Alaska: M. S. Thesis, University of Alaska, College, Alaska, 238 p.
Reporters C.C. Hawley
Last report date 5/2/2001