Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Ag
Ore minerals pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale D-6
Latitude 62.9665
Longitude -149.9159
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Location and accuracy The Kubek prospect is located at an elevation of about 2,000 feet on the east valley wall of Partin Creek, adjacent to lower Eldridge Glacier. It is just east of the center of sec. 31, T. 22 S., R. 12 W., Fairbanks Meridian The location is accurate to within 1/2 mile. It is locality 58 of MacKevett and Holloway (1977).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Gold and silver lode claims have been staked in Mesozoic argillite and chert cut by minor quartz veins. Pyrite occurs in the chert and in fault gouge (Kurtak and others, 1992). Selected rock samples contain up to 2 parts per million silver and 105 parts per billion gold (Balen, 1990).
Geologic map unit (-149.918181203606, 62.9660148389297)
Mineral deposit model Low sulfide gold-quartz veins? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 36a?)
Mineral deposit model number 36a?
Age of mineralization Veins cut Mesozoic argillite and chert.
Alteration of deposit Silicification.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Mining claims were staked from 1868 to 1983 (Kurtak and others, 1992). Rock samples collected by U.S. Bureau of Mines (Balen, 1990). The claims are the Fennimore, Betz, Partin Creek 1 and 2, AG 1, Gayboy 1, and Eldridge Glacier (Kurtak and others, 1992).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

MAS/MILS number 20760062.